Its objectives


The project comprises five Natura 2000 sites in the Var, which will see the implementation of an action program guided by three main objectives:




By applying best practice and demonstrating examples of population management and conservation of the species.



By increasing different audiences’ understanding of the actual needs of Hermann’s tortoises and of the threats to their conservation, in order to change the species’ status in relation to planning and alter the behaviours which harm populations in the wild and their habitats.



By experimenting and assessing demonstration practices with a view to increase and transfer knowledge to managers of French or European sites where the species is present, and generally under the same type of threat.