Thank you for choosing to support Tiaro & District Landcare’s efforts to make a difference to turtle conservation. While financial donations will directly support the project of your choice, lifestyle choices can also be beneficial.
- PROTECT a WILD CLUTCH of the MARY RIVER TURTLE
Your sponsorship will help increase the hatchling population of endangered Mary River turtles by 15 (the average number in a wild laid clutch).
$200 will purchase nest protection materials, identification and protection of a nest and checking the results.
- ADOPT a BABY TURTLE
While your adopted turtle cannot join you at home, the funds you donate for this symbolic adoption will support turtle conservation in the Mary River.
A donation of $30 will help increase the population of wild hatchlings by one.
To the value of your choosing. All donations will be directed to turtle conservation.
If you prefer to pay by cheque, please send donation to:
Tiaro & District Landcare Group
PO Box 6,
Tiaro QLD 4650
- CARE for YOUR ENVIRONMENT
Learn all about turtles and their habitat and share this information with your friends.
Never use stainless steel hooks when fishing as they do not degrade.
Remove weeds from creek and river banks.
Remove water weeds (eg water hyacinth and salvinia) as they degrade turtle habitat by depleting oxygen, light and temperature.
Do not throw rubbish especially plastic into any waterway.
Do not use gullies for dumping inorganic rubbish.
Help pick up rubbish especially plastic drums, bottles, polystyrene so they don’t end up in Great Sandy Straits.
Keeping a turtle as a pet is a significant commitment. Before buying one as a pet remember they can live a VERY long time, up to 80 years for some species and can grow to a considerable size. Often aquariums aren’t large enough to keep a turtle.
Never release a pet turtle into the wild. Captive bred turtles may carry diseases or parasites that could harm the wild population. In addition, your turtle may not be native to your area.
Learn more about caring for the world you live in – remember we ALL share this planet with other living things