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

Conservation of reptiles and amphibians in captivity, with emphasis on endangered species.

Management

Management of European studbooks

Breeding

Management of genetically healthy breeding programmes.

Cooperation

Cooperation with re-introduction programmes. Gathering, compiling and spreading of knowledge of husbandry and reproduction of reptiles and amphibians.

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Studbooks

55+

(Co)studbookkeepers

4800+

Registered animals

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Wijzigingen in verband met BREXIT (toegespitst op Nederland) (English explanation below the Dutch text)

Heeft u een EU-certificaat? En is dit voor 1 januari 2021 afgegeven door het Verenigd Koninkrijk? Vanaf 1 januari 2021 is dit certificaat niet meer geldig.

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ESF animals available for breeding loan

ESF animals available for breeding loan

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Turtles in Trouble: The World’s 25+ Most Endangered Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles – 2018

The Turtle Conservation Coalition recently published a report to call attention for the world's most endagered tortoises and freshwater turtles.

Friends

Also look at the websites of our friends for more information.

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