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 of the studbook population. The collection and export were the result of intensive...read more
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.
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 ...read more
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...read more
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 ...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
January 23, 2010 around 2000 indian flapshell turtles confiscated at Etawah, Uttar Pradesh in India. The Police team has taken action against the local turtle poachers and recovered turtles from their home under the direction of District Magistrat...read more
Again the ESF will receive confiscated turtles from the Wild Animal rescue Center of Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden in Hong Kong, China. This time it concerns among other thingsÂ Cuora amboÃ¯nensis, Malayemys subtriuga,Siebenrockiella crassic...read more
A new partnership between the Turtle Conservation and Ecology Project (TCEP) and Professor Ha Dinh Duc of Hanoi University will investigate ways to provide greater protection for a species of softshell turtle (Rafetus sp.) read more
The second year of the Rafetus breeding program at the Suzhou Zoo is again underway. The male has been basking in shallow water regularly since 18 March and the female since 19 March
On 23 April representatives of the Suhou Zoo, the Changs...read more
On 3 July the Suhou staff found a second clutch of 65 eggs. 36 eggs -including 13 broken ones - were removed for artificial incubation and the rest left in the sand beach. However, when Dr. Gerald Kuchling returned to the Zoo he candled all Rafetu...read more
A TEAM of surveyors has discovered five specimens of a rare turtle species in the forests of Rakhine State that was last seen in the wild nearly a decade ago.
The team consisted of scientists from the New York-based Wildlife Conservation S...read more
August 2009, the General Inspection Service (AID) of the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality confiscated 200 young turtles of the species Chrysemys picta belli (Western Painted turtle) from a trader. This species does not appear...read more
For the second time there came Geoclemys hamiltonii from Hong Kong, China to the ESF in Europe. At Wednesday 16 September 2009, at 04.45 in the morning arrived at Schiphol, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Unregulated trade at 10 to 100 times legal levels has caused Southeast Asian Box Turtles almost to vanish from parts of Indonesia, where once they were common, according to a new report by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network. By Chris R...read more
CONSERVATION in Myanmar (Batagur trivittata, Geochelone platynota, Manouria emys, Heosemys depressa)
From 7 - 10 January 2009 the TSA and WCS, in conjunction with the Myanmar Forestry Department, conducted two workshops in Mandalay. A Species Recovery Plan workshop for the Burmese roof turtle, Batagur (Kachuga) trivittata, was followed by a compr...read more
In een gezamenlijke actie van NBSV en ESF ten behoeve van het beschermingsproject Testudo kleinmanni in Egypte worden thans online T-shirts ten verkoop aangeboden.
De kritische situatie van Testudo kleinmanni (Lortet, 1883) (Egyptische lan...read more
De eerste succesvolle kweek van de Bourret's doosschildpad in Nederland is een feit.
Na een incubatieperiode van 93 dagen kroop op 20 juni 2008 een jong uit het ei. Het dier heeft een lengte van 50 mm en weegt 18 gram.
Vanaf begin ...read more
At Saturday November 10 the ESF received in ownership 33 Indotestudo elongata, who were confiscated by the Danish Ministry of the Environment, Danish Forest and Nature Agency, CITES Management Authority. This 33 turtles must be managed as a separa...read more
Sunday, May 20 2007 Article Archive
At Thursday April 12, at 17.30 arrived at Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands 31 adult Heosemys spinosa and 15 adult Cyclemys dentata from the Wild Animal Rescue Center of Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garde...read more
November 4, 2005 the privately owned and managed Reptile Zoo Iguana in Vlissingen, The Netherlands donated a group of 10 specimens of the Black Marsh turtle to the ESF s...read more
The Danish Ministry of the Environment, Danish Forest and Nature Agency, CITES Management Authority has signed a agreement with the ESF for a replacement of seven in Denmark confiscated Pelusios niger. The ESF has become the owner of thes...read more
At Wednesday 24, at 17.45 arrived at Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands 2.2 adult wild Geoclemys hamiltoni from the Wild Animal Rescue Center of Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden in Hong Kong. The president of the Turtle Survival Alliance- Europe,...read more