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Bellinger River Snapping Turtle (Myuchelys georgesi)



Species conservation project

This species has been assigned to the Site-managed species management stream under the Saving our Species 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 in NSW: Critically Endangered
Commonwealth status: Critically Endangered

Management objectives

The conservation project aims to secure the species in the wild for 100 years and maintain its conservation status under the TSC Act.

Species sightings and management sites across NSW

How will this species be managed?

The Office of Environment and Heritage has established 3 management sites where conservation activities need to take place to ensure the conservation of this species.

Management sites

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