Conservation of the swiss populations of the European pond turtle (Emys orbicularis)
The European Pond Turtle (Emys orbicularis, L., 1758) is the only turtle species native in Switzerland. Due to human impact, the species became extinct during the last centuries because of the high consumption by humans, the loss of its habitat and their nesting sites. Nowadays the species is going to be reintroduced in favourable sites to reinforce critically endangered Swiss populations.
Keywords: European pond turtle - reintroduction - fitness
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