Efforts to continue


Despite real progress, too few sites have a suitable and sustainable management of habitats. Questions still remain about the ecology and behavior of the tortoises (preferences in terms of habitat, population dynamics, dispersal of young, ...).
Improved knowledge will allow a better guide management actions.

Public awareness and in particular the younger generation for the conservation of the species is one of the most durable levers. Despite many efforts, the species and its threats are fairly considered.

The implementation of the European program Life + Hermann’s Tortoise, approved by the European Commission in 2009, should allow to get some progress on these issues in terms of knowledge, action for the conservation of the species , information and awareness.