NSW Office of Environment and Heritage surveys of Manning River turtle

Julia Driscoll
By Julia Driscoll
Updated June 25 2019 - 1:16am, first published 8:00am
Surveying: Ecologist Darren Fielder trapping at Cooplacurripa to survey Manning River turtles. Photo: supplied by NSW OEH.

Climate change is affecting freshwater turtle populations in NSW and is considered a very real threat, it was revealed at the Manning River Turtle Workshops in Wingham on June 6 and 7, 2019.

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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.

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