Saving the Mary River “Punk” Turtle
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- Endangered Species: Mary River Turtle Elusor macrurus (CE)
- Population Estimate: 10,000 (aging individuals estimated to remain in the wild)
- Threats: Predation of hatchlings by red foxes, wild dogs, goannas and fish species
- Action to be taken: Establishing a head start program (growing hatchlings for release)
- Other beneficiary species: White-throated Snapping Turtle Elseya albagula (CE)
- The second clutch of the Mary River Turtles are funded in partnership with the Albert and Barbara Tucker Foundation.
- The third clutch of the Mary River Turtles are funded in partnership with Macpac Fund for Good.