In our French forests, many reptiles and amphibians (also known as herpetofauna) are classified as ‘threatened with extinction’ on the national red list. That’s why we want to run a biodiversity project to create hibernacula near ponds, which will allow them to survive and reproduce. These cave-like microhabitats will provide a crucial shelter, food resource, breeding site and thermoregulation zone. For the local amphibians and reptiles, a hibernaculum is the perfect place to rest, find safety and keep warm when the temperature drops.
Choose an ideal location
Our experts choose a sunny location on the edge of the forest that is suitable for amphibians and reptiles.
Install the hibernacula
We set up cave-like shelters that have been created and adapted for the local amphibians and reptiles.
Monitor the herpetofauna
Our experts monitor the amphibians and reptiles remotely and identify those that are thermoregulating two years after installation, in spring and summer.