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.

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Studbooks

56+

Volunteers

4800+

Registered animals

266

Studbook reports

Latest 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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Speckled tortoises (Homopus signatus) collected in the wild to reinforce the studbook

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

Friends

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

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