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-Europe) to the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) and the ESF to be housed in zoos and private accommodations.
Currently, it is only known that the 330 turtles consist of 10 adults and further (very) young animals. More data about sizes and condition are not yet available.
For the studbook Geoclemys hamiltoni these new bloodlines are very welcome in Europe. These new bloodlines could be coupled to the existing European offspring to increase the future controlled breeding of this Appendice I species in Europe.
To be feared that, in an impossibility of housing of the animals, that no further life is offered.
As for this species import licenses in Europe and CITES certificates are required, the actual transfer of these animals is expected to take place after a considerable time. As usual transfers take place with an ESF contract. About the amount of the financial contribution per animal to the costs of the import and transfer cannot yet be given clarity.
Therefore the ESF began by examining the opportunities for placement of these animals.
If you are interested in keeping these animals and therefore also has ample spacious accommodation (s) appropriate to the size of the animals, please mail us as soon as possible.