1 Million Turtles
The clock is ticking for Australian freshwater turtles. Over the last 40 years, the most common and widespread species facing extinction because of introduced foxes and increased urbanisation. We are also seeing mass die-offs as a result of habitat-quality related diseases. Traditional management strategies to reduce these impacts are not working. Turtles are iconic, but are also of major importance in river ecosystems and a loss of abundant scavengers, will have serious effects on general river health.