The Bellinger Emydura: Ecology, Population Status and Management

The aim of this study was to assess the status of the Bellinger River Emydura by determining the distribution of individuals and populations in the Bellinger River catchment. In contrast to previous surveys, this was a large-scale survey that employed a range of techniques, personnel and resources to maximise the potential to capture the Bellinger River Emydura. Also assessed were crucial population parameters, including densities, age and size structure, and the habitat preferences of both species of freshwater turtle that inhabit the catchment.

This is the final report prepared by R.J. Spencer, A. Georges and M. Welsh, Institute of Applied Ecology, University of Canberra, for the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, July 2007.

The full report is available for download on the Institute for Applied Ecology website via the link below.

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