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Research on Chersobius and Homopus species
The most important challenge for the long-term survival of Chersobius and Homopus species is the current lack of knowledge on these tortoises. Without basic information on their distribution, population size and dynamics, and ecology, it is impossible to determine their conservation requirements, and to develop conservation strategies if necessary. Therefore, Dwarf Tortoise Conservation focuses on research on Chersobius and Homopus species, both in captivity and in the wild. In the past years, a number of initiatives were launched, most of which are long-term commitments.

Click on the pictures on the right for the different projects.

The fieldwork conducted by Dwarf Tortoise Conservation provides opportunities for small numbers of volunteers and students to participate. Details can be found here.

Field ecology Chersobius boulengeri

Field ecology Chersobius signatus

Thermoregulation C. signatus

Husbandry Chersobius signatus

Field ecology Homopus femoralis

Husbandry Homopus femoralis

Photograpic fieldwork impression