The first serious steps to the establishment of a breeding centre for endangered reptile and amphibian species were taken in 2014. Next to ex situ breeding the in situ recovery component was a vital one.

August 2015 the Reherp Foundation was formally established and registered at the Rotterdam Chamber of Commerce.

Mary Vriens (Chair), Chris Peters (secretry), Koos van Leeuwen and Nick van den Berg are now forming the present Reherp Foundation board.