August this year the Reherp Foundation is established and officially registered at the Rotterdam Chamber of Commerce. The board is formed by secretary Chris Peters (former Rotterdam Zoo educator) and chairman Henk Zwartepoorte (former Rotterdam Zoo curator of reptiles and amphibians).
Progress online studbook registration
As mentioned in the last newsletter the ESF hired the company SACROME, represented by Tim Visser, to create an online studbook registration program. An online program has many advantages compared to the currently used desktop programs SPARKS and SEBAG. At the studbook keepers meeting of 28-3-2015
Interview with Siebren Kuperus
Siebren is ESF board adviser and co-studbook keeper of Corucia zebrata and Shinisaurus crocodilurus.
Agreement 'Front Door Animal Procedure' in the Netherlands
In the Netherlands, the Dutch CITES management authority and the ESF have an agreement regarding legalizing found turtles, for which an EU certificate and a possession exemption are required in the Netherlands.
The McCord Snake necked turtle Chelodina mccordi
Chelodina mccordi (Family Chelidae) is a moderate-sized snake-necked turtle endemic to the tiny island of Roti (= Rote) in southeastern Indonesia. It has an extremely limited distribution and has been subjected to intense collection pressure for the international pet trade market, which has driven it into virtual commercial extinction. (Rhodin, Ibarrondo, Kuchling, 2007).