Manning River Helmeted Turtle officially declared endangered species

Julia Driscoll
By Julia Driscoll
May 3 2017 - 2:00am
Under threat: The Manning River Turtle used to be found in the Manning River, but is now restricted to the middle and upper catchments. Photo: Gary Stephenson

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Julia Driscoll

Julia Driscoll

Journalist

Julia Driscoll has worked as a journalist for the Wingham Chronicle and Manning River Times for seven years. She values the deep connection with community that being a rural and regional journalist brings. Career highlights have involved environmental stories - bringing the plight of the little known endangered Manning River helmeted turtle to the attention of the public, resulting in wide-spread knowledge in the community and conservation action; and breaking the news of the Manning River ceasing to run for the first time in recorded history.