This project implementation involves six agencies :

Role within the Life program :
Technical, administrative and financial coordinator, responsible for communication.


This is a public regional agency working on behalf of public authorities and regional authorities. Its remit is to help any project in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region develop and adopt an environmental and ecodevelopmental approach. It is a public institution (mixt syndicate) bringing together the Region and the six deparments of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.


Role within the Life program :
Responsible for implementing management actions at the sites.


Non-profit independent association for nature conservation at regional level. The CEN PACA is the regional conservatory for natural areas, created in 1975. This organisation has been involved in the conservation of Hermann’s tortoise for nearly 20 years. It coordinates the national action plan for this species.

Role within the Life program :
Responsible for the scientific monitoring of populations and habitats.


Scientific, cultural and professional public institute currently under the control of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research. The Vertebrate Biogeography and Ecology laboratory is part of the Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive (CEFE) of the CNRS. It has long been involved in the conservation and study of Hermann’s tortoise.



Role within the Life program :
Responsible for monitoring tortoise behaviour in relation to management actions at the sites. Developing teaching tools and communication and information hub for the public.


Non-profit independent association specifically dedicated to the protection of tortoises and their habitat. The association has been based at Gonfaron since it started in 1986, and its main objective has always been the conservation of Hermann’s tortoise. An important part of its activities consists in educating and raising public awareness through its Tortoise Village. Since 1989, it has increased its fieldwork activities and research programs. It has also set up a care centre and a conservation breeding program.



Role within the Life program: 
Responsible for surveillance  on Natura 2000 sites and outside.


As a public administrative and scientific institute the ONCFS delegation for the Alpes-Méditerranée-Corse region has five main functions which correspond to the government’s aims stated in its Grenelle de l’Environnement: territorial surveillance, policing of the environment and hunting, prevention of forest fires; studies and research related to wildlife and habitats; technical support and advice to government authorities, regional authorities, managers and planners; changes in hunting practices in line with sustainable development principles and developing environmentally-friendly rural area management practices; organising and delivering hunting licence exams.



Role within the Life program : 
Responsible for developing the sites it owns in the Plaine des Maures.


The Conservatoire du littoral is a public institute which was created in 1975. The objective of its land management is the permanent protection of natural spaces and landscapes bordering seas and lakes, and it is able to intervene in coastal areas on the mainland. It purchases vulnerable or threatened land through mutual agreement, preemption, or rarely, expropriation. It can also be donated or bequeathed land. After the necessary restoration work, the land is given over to communes, local authorities or associations, for them to manage within the spirit of the agreed guidelines.