Help save the Murray River turtles
TURTLES IN THE Murray River are at risk of extinction, with a decline of more than 70 per cent from numbers 40 years ago.
Protecting nesting sites and controlling foxes to reduce predation is critical to give the turtles a chance to build up a strong population.
The Murray is home to three freshwater turtle species: the Macquarie (or Murray River) turtle, the eastern long-necked turtle and the broad-shelled turtle.
Funds raised will support the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife conduct the largest river study of turtles in Australia.
Genetic analysis, ecological techniques, local indigenous knowledge and a citizen science project will be used to obtain the most comprehensive data possible.
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