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Conservation ex situ in the Netherlands

In each ESF-newsletter we will interview either a passionate individual or an employee of an organisation that is connected to ESF. In this first newsletter we would like to introduce Johan and Marja Lansbergen.

The couple has been breedin...

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Studbook keeper day 2013 review

Saturday, January 26, 2013 the ESF had organized a Studbook keepers day in the Environmental Education Centre (MEC) in Nieuwegein, Netherlands. 31 people participated in this successful day. The program of this day consisted of much discussion on ...

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Froglog Amphibian research and conservation in Vietnam

Froglog Amphibian research and conservation in Vietnam

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Round Island boa returned to native habitat for first time in 150 years

A group of Round Island boas are being reintroduced to one of their original habitats on another Mauritian island for the first time since the 1860's.

This historical step in a long-standing programme by Durrell and its partners to protect...

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Ctenosaura melanosterna, laatste bolwerk bedreigd

Sinds 2007 heeft het I.U.C.N. Ctenosaura melanosterna, Honduras Zwarte Leguaan, als Critical Endangered geclassificeerd. De I.S.G./I.U.C.N. is gelijk begonnen met het opzetten van beschermingsprogramma’s. Door de instabiele politieke situatie in...

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All about vitamins, minerals and Tortoises

There is a great deal of misunderstanding concerning the role of vitamins and minerals. Many people believe that the more you get of both the better - this is categorically not true, indeed, some vitamins and minerals can be positively dangerous i...

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Plants for reptiles

Alfalfa
Astilbe
Baby's Tears
Basil (leaves and flowers)
Chinese Lantern (flowers)
Carnations (petals)
Chamomile, English
Clover
Dahlia (flowerhead)
Dandelion (leaves, flowerhead)
Day Lili...

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Common Poisonous Plants

While plants add a touch of color and fragrance to our daily lives they also inject an element of danger into the lives of our pets. More than 700 plants have been identified as producing physiologically active or toxic substances in sufficient am...

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Giftige planten

Paarden zijn ook planteneters. Daar ben je vast allang achter. Hou een plakje ham voor de pony zijn neus en de meeste pony's zullen met een verschrikt gezicht hun hoofd afdraaien. Vroeger, toen het paard nog in het wild leefde, kon een paard aller...

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Conservation project Testudo kleinmanni in Egypt

In the early 8ties Testudo kleinmanni was seldom kept in captivity and prices in the pet trade were between 500 and 1000 Hfl or DM. After larger numbers were exported to the EU prices dropped to around 150 Hfl or DM. Almost all adult wild caught a...

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CYCLURA COLLEI (Jamaica Iguana), protection through communication

The Jamaica Iguana and its habitat is seriously threatened in its existence. Hard work is being done to change the tide. Means of communication will be a valuable asset in providing a better protection and improve the chances of survival for the t...

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Rediscovery of the endangered Khasi hills road toad bufoides megahalayana in megahalana northeastern india

Rediscovery of the endangered Khasi hills road toad bufoides megahalayana in megahalana northeastern india

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Genetics

Genetics are very important to built up and maintain a genetic and physical healthy populations in captivity for the future generations, and will help to responsible breed for cooperation with in-situ re-introduction programmes. The aim of DNA- re...

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Protest tegen positief lijsten

Platform Verantwoord Huisdierbezit (PVH) wil geen positieflijsten

betreffende het houden van huisdieren

De stichting Platform Verantwoord Huisdierbezit (PVH) is een platform dat we...

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TREACLY PYXIS ARACHNOIDES BRYGOOI

Poachers are threatening the survival of Pyxis arachnoides brygooi , the northern Madagascar spider tortoise.

Pyxis arachnoides, the Madagascar spider tortoise is one of the smaller species of tortoise, and is distinguished by the...

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