Help save the Murray River turtles

The Murray River turtle are fighting extinction. Help us bring the Murray Turtle back from the brink.
By AG Society June 27, 2017 Reading Time: < 1 Print this page

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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