Bellinger River Snapping Turtle (Myuchelys georgesi)



Saving our Species strategy

This species has been assigned to the Site-managed species management stream under the Saving our Species (SoS) program.

Justification for allocation to this management stream

Occurs in one discrete, defined population. Not secure in the wild without intervention. There is sufficient information about the species.

Conservation status

Management objectives

The SoS strategy aims to secure the species in the wild for 100 years and maintain its conservation status under the BC Act.

Species sightings and management sites across NSW

How will this species be managed?

Key management sites for this threatened species are being identified by the Office of Environment and Heritage and other program partners, where feasible, cost-effective and beneficial to the threatened species. Currently, 3 management sites have been identified for this threatened species.

Management sites

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Site nameSite typeStatusLocal government area (LGA)
Bellinger Drainage Area Priority Management SiteActive Armidale Regional, Bellingen, Clarence Valley, Coffs Harbour, Kempsey, Nambucca 
Taronga Zoo Priority Management SiteActive Mosman, Sydney Harbour And Botany Bay (Unincorporated) 
Australian Registry of Wildlife Health Priority Management SiteActive Mosman, Sydney Harbour And Botany Bay (Unincorporated) 

Are you or is someone you know doing conservation work for this species or in this area?

Contact us to tell us about the work. Your input will help OEH evaluate the status of threatened species and provide a broader picture of conservation work across NSW.