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Pasmans F, Bogaerts S, Braeckman J, et al. (2017) Future of keeping pet reptiles and amphibians: towards integrating animal welfare, human health and environmental sustainability. Veterinary Record 181, 450.
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Frank Pasmans is professor and director of the Laboratory of Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology (UGent) and a member without commercial profits of a number of organisations concerned with microbiology (American Society for Microbiology), veterinary medicine (European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians, European College of Zoological Medicine, Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians) and herpetological societies (DGHT, SEH) and several scientific committees (CITES Belgium, Amphibian Survival Alliance, advisor to Flemish, Dutch, Belgian, European and US authorities with regard to amphibian infectious diseases).
Benedikt R. Schmidt is a collaborator at Info Fauna Karch, the Swiss Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Programme, and independent research group leader and lecturer at the Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies of the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Info Fauna Karch is financed by the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment and has no commercial interests. He is a member of naturalist and professional societies (eg, SEH). He is currently the chair of the group of experts on amphibians and reptiles of the Bern Convention, a member of the Conservation Committee of the Societas Europaea Herpetologica and an observer of the European Pond Conservation Network.
An Martel is professor, head of the Division for Poultry, Exotic Companion, Wildlife and Laboratory Animals (UGent) and a member without commercial profits of a number of organisations concerned with veterinary medicine (European College of Zoological Medicine, Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians, Wildlife Disease Association) and several scientific committees (Amphibian Survival Alliance, advisor to Flemish, Dutch, Belgian, European and US authorities with regard to amphibian infectious diseases).
Tom Hellebuyck is head of clinic of the Division of Poultry, Exotic Companion Animals, Wildlife and Laboratory Animals (UGent) and a member without commercial profits of a number of organisations concerned with veterinary medicine and herpetological societies (European College of Zoological Medicine, Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians, European Snake Society) and acts as an advisor to CITES Belgium.
Richard A. Griffiths is Professor of Biological Conservation at the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology at the University of Kent. He is President of the British Herpetological Society, and a Trustee of Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, Wildwood Trust and the North of England Zoological Society. He is also a member of several scientific, conservation and naturalist societies (eg, SEH, BES, ASAB). He serves on the Executive Committee of the World Congress of Herpetology and Co-chairs the IUCN Amphibian Survival Alliance Reintroductions Theme.
Andrew A. Cunningham is Deputy Director of the Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, where he is Professor of Wildlife Epidemiology. He is a visiting professor at the Royal Veterinary College, London and at Universidad Andres Bello, Santiago, Chile; and an honorary professor at University College London. Andrew is a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, a diplomate of the European College of Zoological Medicine and a member of multiple not-for-profit natural history, conservation and professional societies.
Sergé Bogaerts is biologist and advisor on nature legislation and - policy for Rijkswaterstaat, which is part of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment and responsible for the design, construction, management and maintenance of the main infrastructure facilities in the Netherlands. He is an active publishing herpetologist and a member without commercial profits of a number of organisations concerned with herpetology and herpetoculture (international: DGHT, SEH, AHE and in the Netherlands: RAVON, Lacerta, Salamander Society).
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