We believe in conservation, and only use crocodile skins obtained from CITES regulated and approved crocodile farms.
CITES (The Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna) is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.
Although many wildlife species in trade are not endangered, the existence of this agreement ensures the sustainability of the trade and is important in order to safeguard these resources for the future.
The first records of commercial use of crocodile skins can be traced back as far as the late 1800’s. The skins are today highly sought after for their durability and looks, and modern crocodile farming is seen as a way to reduce pressure on the wild populations due to unlawful hunting as well as a means through which commercial incentives for the conservation of crocodiles could be generated. Many programs have in the last few decades been developed based on the sustainable use of crocodiles to generate conservation benefits.
To demonstrate that the crocodile skins we use in international trade are legal and CITES approved, they each have a uniquely numbered tag that can be readily identified.
For more information on CITES, please go to their web site www.cites.org