The Board received the startling tiding that our former chairman Henk Zwartepoorte unexpectedly died on October 28. He was 67 years old.
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 of reptiles and amphibians in captivity, with emphasis on endangered species.
Management of European studbooks
Management of genetically healthy breeding programmes.
Cooperation with re-introduction programmes. Gathering, compiling and spreading of knowledge of husbandry and reproduction of reptiles and amphibians.
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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