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.

51+

Studbooks

72+

(Co)studbookkeepers

4800+

Registered animals

Latest news, blogs and articles

Stay updated with the latest blogs and articles on the ESF website.

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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.

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Presentation Victor Loehr about CITES

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

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In memory Henk Zwartepoorte

The Board received the startling tiding that our former chairman Henk Zwartepoorte unexpectedly died on October 28. He was 67 years old.

Friends

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