Bellinger River Snapping Turtles - Latest News

Public Information Session 

A community information session was held on Monday 30 November to  provide an update on the Bellinger River Snapping Turtle deaths, including findings from recent surveys of the Bellinger River.  Representatives and experts from the Department of Primary Industries, National Parks & Wildlife Service, Office of Environment & Heritage, Taronga Conservation Society and Council then answered questions from the audience.

Meeting Notes from Public Meeting held in Bellingen on 30 November 2015
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Latest News

Read the latest news from the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage on the Bellinger River Snapping Turtles (BRST):

Keeping a Clean Routine: Bellinger River Snapping Turtles - October 2015
Checking in on the Bellinger River Snapping Turtles - 17 September 2015
Bellinger River Snapping Turtle Listing Welcomed - 10 September 2015


Historic Data

Signs for Bellinger River 

Signs have been placed at various locations on the Bellinger River.  Water users are asked to follow the instructions on these signs. Bellinger River Signage (PDF) (488.01 KB)

Public Information Session

A Public information session relating was held on Monday 23 March at the Bellingen Uniting Church Hall. Representatives from the Department of Primary Industries, National Parks & Wildlife Service and the Emergency Response Team were in attendance to provide the latest information.  Note these are summary notes taken on the night only and not a full report.

Downloads

BRST Mortality Update No. 5 - Issued 28 April 2015 (PDF) (19.89 KB)
Advice to Veterinarians - BRST Deaths in Bellinger River (PDF) (652.32 KB)
Keep a Clean Routine - BRST Mortality (PDF) (525.6 KB)
BRST Deaths - Notes from Public Meeting held 23 March 2015 (PDF) (531.39 KB)
BRST Signage along Bellinger River - Issued 2 April 2015 (PDF) (50.06 KB)
BRST Mortality Update No. 4 - Issued 26 March 2015 (PDF) (64.6 KB)
BRST Public Information Session - 23 March 2015 (PDF) (76.62 KB)
BRST Mortality Update No. 3 - Issued 17 March 2015 (PDF) (67.82 KB)
BRST Mortality Factsheet - March 2015 (PDF) (494.85 KB)
BRST Mortality Update No. 2 - Issued 6 March 2015 (PDF) (63.5 KB)
BRST Mortality Update No. 1 - Issued 3 March 2015 (PDF) (63.4 KB)
Community Advice on Injured Turtles - Issued 27 February 2015 (PDF) (72.49 KB)

Signage at The Point Bellingen