Management and experiments

 

Direct intervention at the selected sites in order to improve or increase the total area of suitable habitats for Hermann’s tortoises.

 

These are experimental actions, which can later be generalised and transferred to sites with similar problems.

 

 

They consist of :

- opening up the habitat  (tree cutting and bush clearing)

- improving hedges and copses

- creating water points

- using the necessary means to increase grazing at the intervention sites by involving local stakeholders in order to make the interventions permanent

- experimental improvement of the ground vegetation

- experimental controlled burning.
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Manual brushing and scrub mosaic

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Mechanical clearing and logging

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Creation of water points
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Sheep, cattle and asin maintenance of Hermannís tortoise habitats

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Experimental controlled burning