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The ESF in the future

In the survey of September 2012 the Board asked all 61 (co) studbook keepers two questions.
In total 38 reactions were received with very clear opinions and constructive proposals.

The first question was : Do you think that the ESF n...

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ESF and EAZA signed Memorandum of Understanding

Sunday, September 23 2012 Article Archive

The ESF and the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), jointly working towards sustainable amphibian and reptile populations in...

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Voorwaarden genetischonderzoek

In een verzoek tot het financieren van genetisch onderzoek moet tenminste de beantwoording van de volgende vragen worden opgenomen.

1. Waarom is genetisch onderzoek voor deze soort noodzakelijk?
2. Heeft er al een vergelijkbaar genet...

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CROCODILE LIZARDS to Helsinki Zoo, Finland

On Tuesday August 2nd 2011 a group of 3 Chinese crocodile lizards (Shinisaurus crocodilurus) flew from the Netherlands to Finland as part of the studbook breeding program coordinated by the European Studbook Foundation.

The Chinese crocodi...

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ESF activiteiten voorlichting op voorjaarslanddag

De Nederlands-Belgische Schildpadden Vereniging (NBSV) (http://www.trionyx.nl/ en http://www.trionyx.be/ ) houdt op zaterdag 21 april 2012 haar jaarlijkse Voorjaarslanddag.<...

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Crocodile liards (Shinisaurus crocodilurus) move to Helsinki Zoo

On Tuesday August 2nd 2011 a group of 3 Chinese crocodile liards (Shinisaurus crocodilurus) flew from the Netherlands to Finland as part of the studbook breeding program coordinated by the European Studbook Foundation.

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RADIATED TORTOISES (ASTROCHELYS RADIATA) at a critical crossroads

TSA News. By Brian Horne on March 18, 2010 Brian Horne is a post-doc turtle biologist. He serves as Vice-Chair of the TSA's Field Conservation Committee and serves on the TSA Advisory Committee.

Shortly after arriving in the small town of ...

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New studbook keepers for the Mantella studbook

The ESF is very pleased with the new studbook keeper Marcus Wilder and the new co-studbook keeper Ruth Merrick for the studbook Mantella. This important studbook for the interesting poison frogs of Madagascar will make a new start.

The tax...

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New Shinisaurus crocodilurus studbook keeper

The Chinese crocodile lizard (Shinisaurus crocodilurus) is an extremely rare monotypic lizard species which is found in the Guanxi and Guangdong provinces in the south of China and, as more recent studies indicate, in the Quang Ninh province in th...

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IUCN classification of 4 Ctenosaura species

At the next CITES meeting in Qatar spring 2010 Honduras and Guatemala will propose inclusion of Ctenosaura melanosterna, C. bakeri, C. oedirhina and C. palearis in CITES Appendix 2.
IUCN supports the proposals of Honduras and Guatemala.
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De toekomst van de stekelaardschildpad (Heosemys spinosa) in gevaar door de palmolie-industrie op Borneo

Sunday, January 16 2011 Article Archive

Palmolie is hot. Naast sojaproductie wordt palmolie de laatste jaren steeds vaker gebruikt in tal van producten variërend van wasmiddelen tot levensmiddelen (chips en margarine).

Met een in ...

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Studbook keepersday 2010

The Studbook keepersday 2010 will take place Saturday November 6 in Blijdorp Zoo Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Also this year studbook participants are very welcome. On behalf of the organisation the participants are asked to apply themselve...

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Bijeenkomst Testudo stamboekhouders 24-09-2010 te Haarlem.

Aanwezig: Henk Zwartepoorte, Rob Verhoeks, Peter Bulsing, Laurens Woldring, Sjef Ramaekers, Ruurd van Donkelaar (verslag).

Stamboek Testudo marginata

We hebben een nieuwe co- stamboekhouder bij het Marginata stamboek: Gert Jaap v...

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Confiscated turtles from Hong Kong for the ESF in Europe

July 8, 2010 the already nineth import since 2002 of Hong Kong SAR confiscated turtles arrived at Amsterdam airport Netherlands. All Hong Kong animals are imported by the Turtle Survival Alliance Europe (TSA- Europe) and handed over to the Europea...

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Ctenosaura palearis, C. oedirhina, C. bakeri and C. melanosterna placed under Cites II

Wild caught and trade in reptiles appeared to be compelling points. Reptile forums play an indirect role in this.

The 15th CITES meeting of the Conference of Parties (CoP15) was held from the 13th until the 25th of March 2010 at Doha, Qata...

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