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Fauna Surveys with National Parks Association

The River Red Gum forests in the Riverina line the banks of the Murray-Darling Rivers, the food-bowl of our nation. Many of the trees have stood for over 100 years and are crucial to maintaining the health of this river system, by regulating the water table, filtering water and even increasing rainfall in the area. This area was also known to be home to a number of threatened species including the Regent Honeyeater.

Reduction of Reptile Trafficking

Over-harvesting and illegal trafficking of reptiles for the western pet trade is recognised as a primary threat to many species’ survival. The most effective place to intercept trafficked endangered species is at the point of export, on borders. This interception requires legislation to protect species at risk, and for enforcement officers to recognise the protected species as they come through ports. This project provided a practical field guide to help front-line enforcement officers identify turtles.