Under both arrested on 10 August 2004, the detention of Hermann’s tortoises by individuals is subject to official authorization only possible for individuals born in captivity:
- Up to 6 specimens (excluding juveniles): Just a simple administrative authorization. It is a breeding permit approval* required from holding one adult individual.
- Beyond six specimens (excluding juveniles) a certificate of competency* and permission to open are necessary because we consider this to be a breeding
- Adult individuals must be identified by an electronic transponder (microchip) implanted by a veterinarian
- A record of animal movements must be kept (inputs, outputs, births, deaths, ...).

* These documents may be obtained at the prefecture, from the Direction Départementale de la Protection des Populations (DDPP) or from the link below.
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