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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.

Within and outside Europe, Henk was known as keeper and breeder of reptiles and especially turtles. Hi...

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Studbook keepers day April 9 2016

Announcement : The Studbook keepers day, will take place April 9, 2016

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

Location :

Milieu...

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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 of the studbook population. The collection and export were the result of intensive...

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Studbook keepers day March 28 2015

Announcement : The next STUDBOOK KEEPERS DAY, will take place MARCH 28, 2015

Location :

Milieu Educatief Centrum (MEC)
Geinoord 9
3432 PE Nieuwegein
Netherlands

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Interview with Evert Henningheim

In each ESF-newsletter we will interview either a passionate individual or an employee of an organisation that is connected to ESF. In this newsletter we would like to introduce Evert Henningheim.

Evert has a green iguana ( Iguana iguana )...

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Geoclemys hamiltoni placing

Dear Geoclemys hamiltoni studbook participants and interested parties,

In Asia, a total of 330 Geoclemys hamiltonii are confiscated, which will be offered in ownership by the Turtle Survival Alliance Europe (TSA-E...

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A talk with Victor Loehr

A talk with: Victor Loehr

Every Newsletter we would like to interview someone who, from personal conviction or professionally has made an important contribution in promoting the keeping of reptiles and/or amphibians. For this second Newsle...

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The ESF in the future

In the survey of September 2012 the Board asked all 61 (co) studbook keepers two questions.
In total 38 reactions were received with very clear opinions and constructive proposals.

The first question was : Do you think that the ESF n...

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ESF and EAZA signed Memorandum of Understanding

Sunday, September 23 2012 Article Archive

The ESF and the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), jointly working towards sustainable amphibian and reptile populations in...

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Voorwaarden genetischonderzoek

In een verzoek tot het financieren van genetisch onderzoek moet tenminste de beantwoording van de volgende vragen worden opgenomen.

1. Waarom is genetisch onderzoek voor deze soort noodzakelijk?
2. Heeft er al een vergelijkbaar genet...

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CROCODILE LIZARDS to Helsinki Zoo, Finland

On Tuesday August 2nd 2011 a group of 3 Chinese crocodile lizards (Shinisaurus crocodilurus) flew from the Netherlands to Finland as part of the studbook breeding program coordinated by the European Studbook Foundation.

The Chinese crocodi...

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ESF activiteiten voorlichting op voorjaarslanddag

De Nederlands-Belgische Schildpadden Vereniging (NBSV) (http://www.trionyx.nl/ en http://www.trionyx.be/ ) houdt op zaterdag 21 april 2012 haar jaarlijkse Voorjaarslanddag.<...

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Crocodile liards (Shinisaurus crocodilurus) move to Helsinki Zoo

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.

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New Shinisaurus crocodilurus studbook keeper

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...

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IUCN classification of 4 Ctenosaura species

At the next CITES meeting in Qatar spring 2010 Honduras and Guatemala will propose inclusion of Ctenosaura melanosterna, C. bakeri, C. oedirhina and C. palearis in CITES Appendix 2.
IUCN supports the proposals of Honduras and Guatemala.
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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 ...

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RADIATED TORTOISES (ASTROCHELYS RADIATA) at a critical crossroads

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 ...

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New studbook keepers for the Mantella studbook

The ESF is very pleased with the new studbook keeper Marcus Wilder and the new co-studbook keeper Ruth Merrick for the studbook Mantella. This important studbook for the interesting poison frogs of Madagascar will make a new start.

The tax...

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Studbook keepersday 2010

The Studbook keepersday 2010 will take place Saturday November 6 in Blijdorp Zoo Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Also this year studbook participants are very welcome. On behalf of the organisation the participants are asked to apply themselve...

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Bijeenkomst Testudo stamboekhouders 24-09-2010 te Haarlem.

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...

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Confiscated turtles from Hong Kong for the ESF in Europe

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...

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Ctenosaura palearis, C. oedirhina, C. bakeri and C. melanosterna placed under Cites II

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...

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The new studbook Astrochelys radiata

There is a new studbook Astrochelys radiata which will be managed by studbook keeper Sun Obsen and co-studbook keepers Didier Laurent and Henk Zwartepoorte. Henk Zwartepoorte will try to induce zoos to register their radiatas in the ESF studbook.<...

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New chelonian visitor center Vietnam

Hanoi, March 10, 2010 , Cuc Phuong National Park opened the doors to the regions first visitor interpretation center focused exclusively on the conservation and protection of tortoises and freshwater turtles.

Located on the grounds of the ...

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Confiscation 2000 indian flapshell turtles

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...

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Unique birth of Pyxis arachnoides oblonga

Thursday January 13, 2010 a Pyxis archnoides oblonga is born in the Netherlands.


The date of egg-laying was Saturday May 1, 2010.
The breeding cycle in the incubator consists of 70 days with a temperature of 30,1 degrees Cel...

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Confiscated Cuora amboïnensis from Hong Kong to the ESF in Europe

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 things Cuora amboïnensis, Malayemys subtriuga,Siebenrockiella crassic...

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Box turtles facing threat

KUALA LUMPUR - SOUTH-EAST Asian box turtles are being wiped out from parts of Indonesia, where millions are butchered for their meat or sent to pet shops in the US and Europe, campaigners said on Monday.

The wildlife monitoring group Traff...

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Second Chance for the Yangte giant softshell turtle (RAFETUS)?

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...

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RAFETUS update, Good and Bad News from China

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...

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Critically endangered turtles found in Rakhine State (Heosemys depressa)

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...

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CRITICALLY ENDANGERED TURTLES RESCUED

(Hanoi) January 2009 - Nineteen turtles have been confiscated from the home of a trader including several critically endangered species that are known only to live in Vietnam.

Upon notification of the incident, the HSI-funded ENV Wildlife ...

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WILDLIFE TRADE OBSERVATIONS REPORTS

Bi-monthly wildlife trade reports, prepared by the Project for TRAFFIC South-East Asia can be viewed or downloaded from the Reports section of this Web site. To receive printed copies of current or past reports, please contact dhendrie@fpt.vn.

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Securing a Future for the Hoan Kiem Softshell Turtle (RAFETUS sp.)

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

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Successful Studbook keepers day 2009

Dear all,
The studbook keepers day was a success. Around 30 people (studbook keepers and introduced people) attended. The atmosphere was great and the level of the presentations was very good. Some new studbook keepers introduced themselves ...

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Confiscation of 200 Western Painted Turtle in the Netherlands

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...

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Confiscated Geoclemys hamiltonii from Hong Kong to the ESF in Europe

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.

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Box turtles (CUORA AMBONENSIS) knocked out by excessive trade

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...

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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...

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ILLEGAL TRADE IN MALAYAN BOX TURTLES CONTINUES

Traffic Press Relaese -7jan.2009

The Malayan Box Turtle is disappearing across Malaysia despite a ban on its export, finds a new report by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network. The turtles are in high demand in East Asia for thei...

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Beschermingsproject Testudo kleinmanniI (Egyptische landschildpad)

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...

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Eerste kweeksucces van Bourret's doosschildpad (CUORA BOURRETI) in Nederland

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 ...

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INDOTESTUDO ELONGATA from CITES Management Authority Danmark

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...

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Re-introduction of KACHUGA KACHUGA

The Hindu, CHENNAI

Twenty-six painted-roofed turtles KACHUGA KACHUGA are all set to return to the wild, after they were bred in captivity at the Madras Crocodile Bank.

Three years ago the Uttar Pradesh State Forest Department and t...

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Acquisitions for the Studbook HEOSEMYS SPINOSA and the Studbook CYCLEMYS SPP

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...

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Good boost for the STUDBOOK SIEBENROCKI CRASSICOLLIS (Black marsh turtle)

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...

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PELUSIOS NIGER from CITES Management Authority Danmark

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...

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Good news for the STUDBOOK GEOCLEMYS HAMILTONI

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,...

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