Decline of its geographical distribution
The species is in sharp decline throughout its range, particularly in Italy, France and Spain, where it has no more than isolated populations which are in critical situation.
Hermann’s Tortoise is the France’s only tortoise. His presence is attested by fossils from about 1.8 million years.
Its current distribution is limited and fragmented. His last refuge in France are limited to two cores populations, a relatively small Provençal core and a core slightly larger in Corsica.
Distribution in France (from the "Plan National d’Actions en faveur de la Tortue d’Hermann",2009).