This species has been assigned to the Partnership (widespread) management stream under the Saving our Species (SoS) program.
Justification for allocation to this management stream
Less than 10% of the species occurs in NSW.
Status in NSW:
NSW has responsibilities for the protection of green turtles under the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals and for their joint management under the National Recovery Plan for Marine Turtles in Australia. Rising global temperatures are having negative effects on threatened marine turtles world-wide (Jensen et al. 2018). NSW may be an increasingly important nesting region for green turtles (southern Great Barrier Reef population) and may prove vital to buffer populations from the effects of increasing temperatures from climate change by increasing the ratio of male turtles in the region. Sea turtle nesting events in NSW are becoming more frequent, suggesting NSW beaches may play an increasingly important role as climate refugia. NSW beaches also offer refuge from other anthropogenic threats to marine turtles that are often associated with areas of high human population density and development (e.g. light pollution, disturbance), because nesting habitat in northern NSW coincides with relatively unpopulated parts of the east coast.
Conservation status in other Australian jurisdictions
|Northern Territory||Near Threatened
The SoS strategy aims to secure the species in the wild for 100 years and maintain its conservation status under the BC Act
The SoS strategy aims to secure the species in the wild in NSW for 100 years, engage local communities in its conservation, and encourage the NSW community to identify with it as a flagship for threatened species conservation.
This action statement aims to address key knowledge gaps for this species, which once resolved, can inform effective management of this species.
This action statement aims to ensure the security of this species in the long-term.
This action statement aims to ensure that the species is secure in the wild in NSW and that its NSW geographic range is extended or maintained.
This action statement aims to secure critical populations of this species in NSW in the long-term.
This action statement aims to secure this population in the long-term.
This action statement aims to maximise the extent of occurrence and condition of the ecological community across NSW.
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, 2 management sites have been identified for this threatened species.
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||Priority Management Site||Active||
Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Coffs Harbour, Richmond Valley, Tweed
NSW coast North of Sydney
||Priority Management Site||Proposed||
Ballina, Bellingen, Byron, Central Coast, Clarence Valley, Coffs Harbour, Kempsey, Lake Macquarie, Mid-Coast, Nambucca, Newcastle, Northern Beaches, Port Macquarie-Hastings, Port Stephens, Randwick, Richmond Valley, Sutherland Shire, Tweed, Unincorporated, Waverley, Wollongong, Woollahra