Australian Fauna Management News

NSW Scientific Committee lists north coast turtle as critically endangered

April 27, 2016

A New South Wales north coast turtle species is now considered to be on the brink of extinction after a mystery virus all but wiped it out 12 months ago.

Bearded Dragon Hatchlings

December 07, 2015

A few months ago while on site, our fauna spotters discovered a road kill bearded dragon, they noticed she was gravid. 

Bellinger River Snapping Turtles

November 30, 2015

Australian Fauna Managements Director Josh Maher has been working along side parks and wildlife and scientists trying to understand a disease outbreak that has taken a species of turtle almost to the brink of extinction. http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/news/lateline/video/201511/LATs_BelloTurtles_3011_512k.mp4

Spring brings hope to Bellingen's turtles

November 16, 2015

"It’s early days, but scientists are hopeful 20 juveniles collected during last week’s field surveys are Bellinger River snapping turtles.

Experts said the animals appeared healthy, however their disease status remains unknown and samples have been taken to test for the presence of the virus, identified as the cause of death for the species..."

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