Knowledge of habitat preferences applied to habitat management: the case of an endangered tortoise population

Albert Vilardell-Bartino; Xavier Capalleras; Joan Budó; Rafel Bosch and Pere Pons. Amphibia-Reptilia, Volume 36, Issue 1, pages 13 – 25. To avoid the possible extinction of the last native population of western Hermann’s tortoise in the Iberian Peninsula it is essential to make sound management decisions. Knowledge of macro and microhabitat use and home range size has considerable practical value for land managers. With this aim we first studied the home range and habitat preferences in western Hermann’s tortoises by radio tracking 15 adults weekly from March 2008 to May 2009 in three localities within the Albera population range (NE Iberian Peninsula). Leer más.