Have you seen a red-eared slider turtle?
Posted on: 11.02.2019
The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is working with local Council's to create a Management Plan for the red-eared slider turtles in NSW.
· Red-eared slider turtles are listed as one of the 100 worst invasive species globally (IUCN).
· They are a major threat to native turtle populations, threatened fish and aquatic plants.
· They have the potential to spread disease.
· Owners abandon pet REST due to their long life span and when they become aggressive.
· They may also be released as a source of food in some cultures, or naturalize as escaped pets.
If you have a red-eared slider turtle, please contact DPI to arrange for it to be handed in safely. Call 02 6391 3525 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .au
Click on the 'Have you seen a red-eared slider turtle?' flyer for more information.