In the Netherlands, the Scientific Authority consists of 5-9 experts. The main task of the (European) Scientific Authorities is to advice the Management
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.
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