Coming up: a two day conference hosted by the European Turtle Alliance!
Conservation through captive breeding
The European Studbook Foundation (ESF) is a private non profit organisation in Europe with the headquarters in the Netherlands (NL) and country coordinators in different other European countries.
Conservation of reptiles and amphibians in captivity, with emphasis on endangered species.
Management of European studbooks
Management of genetically healthy breeding programmes.
Cooperation with re-introduction programmes. Gathering, compiling and spreading of knowledge of husbandry and reproduction of reptiles and amphibians.
Online classified adverts reflect the broader United Kingdom trade in turtles and tortoises rather than drive it
This piece of robust research highlights the issues in the on-line trade in turtles being brought as pets is becoming increasingly concerning: