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White-throated snapping turtle - Burnett River


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8 April 2019

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21 June 2019


The high proportion of adult animals in white-throated snapping turtle populations indicates that these populations have been aging and there has been inadequate recruitment of younger animals through reproduction in recent decades. This project aims to protect nesting locations through nest protection devices and the reduction of foxes at known nesting sites along the Burnett River.

On-ground works: Fox den detection using conservation detection dog and den fumigation across 450 ha of priority sites to achieve a 50% reduction in fox population.


Fox and pig control and nest protecting devices are some of the measures that will be undertaken to improve breeding success. The control of feral pigs and foxes will also reduce the incidence of nest destruction and the predation of eggs.


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Last updated: 30 November 2021

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Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2021) White-throated snapping turtle - Burnett River, WetlandInfo website, accessed 25 June 2024. Available at:

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