17 June 2022: Emys on Radio RCF Le 18-19 en Région Alsace-Lorraine

An interview « La cistude d’Europe, gardienne des zones humides » by Bénédicte Bossard (link to the podcast)

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1 June 2022: Emys-R is now on Twitter!

19 May 2022: Start of the nesting season in the captive breeding facilities

The first nest of the year laid at petite Camargue Alsacienne has been excavated for bringing eggs in artificial incubators at Parc Zoologique & Botanique – Mulhouse, in order to maximize their chance of survival.

19 May 2022: Emys-R is highlighted by UniStra

An article by Frédéric Zink (link to the article).


10-18 May 2022: WP2 and WP3 people meet in the field in LV

DE, FR and LV people involved in the monitoring of released Emys, food web centered around Emys, and not-target species met in Silene Park for setting common field protocols.

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10 May 2022: Emys-R is on LinkedIn!

7 May 2022: Emys-R highlighted on France Info

A reportage by Florence Grandon (link to the article).

5 May 2022: Emys-R on TV France 3

A reportage by Claire Peyrot (link to the video).

4 May 2022: Emys-R highlighted in the Newspaper DNA

An article by Alexandre Rol.


26-28 April 2022: Kick-off meeting in Strasbourg, France

The Emys-R consortium met for the official start of the project in Strasbourg and visited the field sites in Lauterbourg (FR) and Neuburg am Rhein (DE).

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Emys-R is funded through the 2020-2021 Biodiversa & Water JPI joint call for research proposals, under the BiodivRestore ERA-Net COFUND programme, and with the funding organisations Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR, France), Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF, Germany), State Education Development Agency (VIAA, Latvia), and National Science Center (NSC, Poland).



Jean-Yves Georges, IPHC, FR


Kathrin Theissinger, SGN, DE