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.

49+

Studbooks

76+

(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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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.

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Studbook keepers day April 9 2016

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

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ReHerp Foundation progress

Recovery of wild habitat is under development and executed by local governmental organizations together with the Asian Turtle Program

Friends

Also look at the websites of our friends for more information.

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