Have you seen a red-eared slider turtle?

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 invasive.species@dpi.nsw.gov .au

Click on the 'Have you seen a red-eared slider turtle?' flyer for more information.