Skip links and keyboard navigation

White-throated snapping turtle - Burnett River

Website/Report

(not documented)

Project lead

Partnerships

Industries

Conservation

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Funding amount

$23,236

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

8 April 2019

End date

21 June 2019

Summary

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.

Benefits

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.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

(none)

Last updated: 30 November 2021

This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2021) White-throated snapping turtle - Burnett River, WetlandInfo website, accessed 5 October 2022. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/white-throated-snapping-turtle-burnett-river-71a3/

Queensland Government
WetlandInfo   —   Department of Environment and Science