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.

The ESF has four aims :


  • 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.




Conservation through captive breeding

For the origin of the conservation initiatives for reptiles and amphibians in Europe
click on Home - Origin.



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Last Updated on Thursday, February 19 2015

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Information on the studbooks


Please contact the concerning studbook keepers or our General coordinator studbook keepers: Email: click here

For contact with the studbook keeper please go to the Studbooks / studbook overview and click on the studbook keepers name.


Information on the foundation

Please contact our secretary: Harry Rotmans    Email: click here


Donations to support the ESF work and aims can be subscribed to :

European Studbook Foundation c/o Schalkwijk, NL

ING rekeningnummer: 7231120


IBAN: NL57INGb0007231120