Home HERMANNíS TORTOISE THREATS Taking in the wild, captivity and releasing captive-bred individuals Taking of individuals from the wild
Taking of individuals from the wild
Despite the taking of individuals being strictly prohibited by current legislation, it is still a frequent occurrence, whether it be occasional individuals or for commercial purposes.
It usually affects adults; this has a direct effect on the demographic potential of this long-lived species with a late sexual maturity. This threat has become all the greater since the commercialisation of tortoises born and bred in captivity was authorised.