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The conditions of detention of Hermann’s tortoises in captivity.

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Removing tortoises from its natural environment is prohibited.

You could be fined up to 9,000 euros and the seizure of the vehicle used to transport.

A captive tortoise is stressed and constantly seek to recover its original site.

Limit the impacts caused by brushcutters and trimmers through simple gestures (prior expeditious, manual equipment, ...).

Clear the undergrowth in winter, using hand tools.

If you find an injured tortoise, you can contact center specialized care SOPTOM at Gonfaron (+33 4 94 78 26 41).

Keep your dogs on a lead or stay close to them when you walk in areas likely to contain tortoises, they can cause serious injuries or even kill them.

In the spring, be careful when you drive, a tortoise could cross the road.

The telephone number of the SOS Hermann’s tortoise was established under the Life+ program to meet your various questions about the Hermann’s tortoise and its habitat. It redirect you to the relevant departments to process your requests.

Do not hesitate to consult at the 0820 622 630  (€ 0.12 / min.)