Conservation biology of the largest Australian freshwater tortoise, the broad-shelled tortoise, Chelodina expansa - rare and endangered or cryptic and secure? [ 2005 - 2007 ]

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Researchers Prof A Georges; Dr MN Hutchinson; Dr SC Donnellan

Brief description Restoration of rivers and wetlands has become the major focus of conservation efforts in the Murray-Darling basin, in recognition of the services delivered to the community by natural healthy ecosystems. To be effective, such efforts need to be well-grounded in knowledge of the biota and the ecosystems in which they reside. This study will provide such key information for a flagship species and high-level consumer, the rare predatory broad-shelled turtle in the fragile wetlands of the lower Murray. The study will address aspects of the National Research Priority 'An Environmentally Sustainable Australia'

Funding Amount $120,000

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