WP3- Reinforcement of Ston field population

Specific objective: Prepare protocols and facility for assisted breeding in ZOO Zagreb.

  • Expected result: Glasshouse for breeding (28 m2) built.

Specific objective: Establish and run a breeding program.

  • Expected result: 40 Balkan Terrapin hatchlings

Specific objective: Secure the Ston refugium pond from predators.

  • Expected result: protective cage is built for Ston refugium pond and first juveniles are soft-released


  • T3.1. Developing plans for ex-situ reproduction and Ston population reinforcement. (FAZ, DUNEZ, HYLA, ZOO)
  • T3.2. Preparing the breeding site facility in ZOO. (ZOO, HYLA, DUNEZ, FAZ)
  • T3.3. Capture and health screening of animals for temporary relocation. (HYLA, ZOO, FAZ, DUNEZ)
  • T3.4. Housing the founders in Zagreb: breeding, laying of the eggs, and incubation ex-situ. (ZOO, Hyla, FAZ, DUNEZ)
  • T.3.5. Secure the Ston refugium pond from predators and soft release of the juveniles. (ZOO, other project partners)

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