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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. According to Turtles in Trouble: The World’s 25+ Most Endangered Tortoises and Freshwater Turtle...

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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.

Within and outside Europe, Henk was known as keeper and breeder of reptiles and especially turtles. Hi...

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Studbook keepers day April 9 2016

Announcement : The Studbook keepers day, will take place April 9, 2016

Except studbbok keepers also studbook participants and other interested parties are very welcome. Please register as soon as possible!

Location :

Milieu...

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ReHerp Foundation progress

Since the official registration at a notary in Rotterdam and registration at the Rotterdam Chamber of Commerce August 2015 there has been made some progress.

The ReHerp foundation target species are two chelonian species and the crocodile ...

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Word from the ESF president

Earlier this year I announced my stepping back from the position of president of the ESF or how I prefer to say ESF chair.January 2016 this will be a fact. Laurens Woldring will be chair of the European studbook Foundation.A number of changes were...

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Conference Tortoise Welfare UK

On the 8th of November Victor Loehr and I attend the annual conference of the Tortoise Welfare UK at Colchester Zoo were we were invited to talk about the ESF in general and about the Homopus studbooks. The Tortoise Welfare UK is a British non-pro...

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Speckled tortoises (Homopus signatus) collected in the wild to reinforce the studbook

In September 2015, five male and five female Homopus signatus were collected in the wild (South Africa) and exported to Europe to broaden the genetic basis of the studbook population. The collection and export were the result of intensive...

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In memoriam Siebren Kuperus

It is with great regret and sadness that we have to inform you that Siebren Kuperus, former board member, studbook coordinator, passionate reptile keeper and above all great colleague and friend, suddenly passed away on Thursday 5 November.

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Reherp Foundation

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 Zo...

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Interview with Siebren Kuperus

Siebren is ESF board adviser and co-studbook keeper of Corucia zebrata and Shinisaurus crocodilurus.

Siebren, could you please introduce yourself in a few words?

I am 35 years old and raised in Ede in the centre of the Netherlands....

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Palawan forest turtle in severe danger

Three days ago, authorities in Palawan confiscated over 4,000 turtles just before they were shipped out from their native island in the Philippines. More than 3,800 of them were endemic Philippine Forest Turtles (Siebenrockiella leytensis), a spec...

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Studbook keepers day March 28 2015

Announcement : The next STUDBOOK KEEPERS DAY, will take place MARCH 28, 2015

Location :

Milieu Educatief Centrum (MEC)
Geinoord 9
3432 PE Nieuwegein
Netherlands

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Interview with Evert Henningheim

In each ESF-newsletter we will interview either a passionate individual or an employee of an organisation that is connected to ESF. In this newsletter we would like to introduce Evert Henningheim.

Evert has a green iguana ( Iguana iguana )...

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Geoclemys hamiltoni placing

Dear Geoclemys hamiltoni studbook participants and interested parties,

In Asia, a total of 330 Geoclemys hamiltonii are confiscated, which will be offered in ownership by the Turtle Survival Alliance Europe (TSA-E...

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A talk with Victor Loehr

A talk with: Victor Loehr

Every Newsletter we would like to interview someone who, from personal conviction or professionally has made an important contribution in promoting the keeping of reptiles and/or amphibians. For this second Newsle...

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