Save Endangered Green-Haired Turtle from Extinction

Target: Josh Frydenberg, Minister for the Environment and Energy, Australia

Goal: Take stronger measures to ensure the long-term survival of the endangered Mary River turtle.

A turtle species native to Australia is in danger of extinction. The Mary River turtle is a unique Australian reptile known for growing green patches of algae on its head and shell and for its amazing ability to spend up to three days underwater without surfacing for air. Despite these amazing features, the turtle is also now recognized by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) as one of the world’s 30 most endangered reptile species. As the population of Mary River turtles has been in decline for over four decades, it may be only a matter of time before they are gone forever.

Early reasons for the turtle’s decline were due to overexploitation in the pet trade. Because of the turtle’s docile nature, vast numbers of eggs were collected to satisfy consumer demand. While this trade is now illegal, the turtle continues to face other ecological threats, such as habitat loss caused by dam construction.

The Mary River turtle is a truly unique animal that needs our help to ensure its future survival. Sign this petition and demand that the Australian government take all necessary measures to help this turtle thrive once more.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Minister Frydenberg,

Mary River turtles were once commonly spotted in their native Queensland habitat before the pet trade and river dam construction caused their numbers to plummet. Now they are recognized by the Zoological Society of London as one of the world’s most endangered reptiles, and unless conservation efforts are stepped up, they may disappear forever.

Because continued development on the Mary River threatens these vulnerable turtles, it is vital that what little healthy river habitat remains be protected against further human encroachment. While this little turtle may not be as well known as other Australian species, such as the koala or platypus, it deserves just as much respect and attention. Please ensure that all necessary measures are taken to ensure its continued survival.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Pandiyan V

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8 Comments

  1. Derinda Nilsson says:

    Please save these beautiful turtles. Soooo pretty.

  2. WE MUST STOP THIS SH!T ELECTING THESE INBRED POLITICANS THAT HAS ABSOLUTELY NI LOVE AN NO LONG CAREER IN DOING FIR ANIMALS !!!!!!!

  3. Remember the old adage, “the extinction of one is the extinction of the other.” We are ALL connected.

  4. lee whitehall says:

    Level of misanthropy rising.

  5. MAKE LAWS TO SAVE THE GREEN HAIRED TURTLE FROM EXTINCTION.

  6. Bev Woodburn says:

    Josh Frydenberg, Minister for the Environment and Energy, Australia

    Take stronger measures to ensure the long-term survival of the endangered Mary River turtle.

    A turtle species native to Australia is in danger of extinction. The Mary River turtle is a unique Australian reptile known for growing green patches of algae on its head and shell and for its amazing ability to spend up to three days underwater without surfacing for air. Despite these amazing features, the turtle is also now recognized by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) as one of the world’s 30 most endangered reptile species. As the population of Mary River turtles has been in decline for over four decades, it may be only a matter of time before they are gone forever.

    It also won’t belong before our precious and innocent Kangaroos become extinct. The rate the Australian Government is allowing the unimaginable murder and massacre of our precious and innocent Kangaroos is an absolute disgraceand an abomination of the vilest. Late last year they deliberately murderered over a million kangaroos in one state NSW. Many of these precious Kangaroos were Females and had precious little baby Joeys. The little Joeys who survived this massacre were blundgeoned to death, decapitated or left to die an agonising death.

    It has been advised if these massacres continue Kangaroos will become extinct in 7 years. Which is absolutely sickening and unforgivable.

    The Australian Government has a lot to answer to. Australias extinction rate of our precious Wildlife is the highest extinction rate Worldwide.

    So what does this say about the uncaring and callous Australian
    Government and their cronies.

    All they think about is the blood money in their GREEDY hands.

    They must be stopped from murdering our precious Wildlife before it is too late.

  7. Bellissima questa tartaruga.. È un tesoro della nostra terra e come tale dovrebbe essere preservata non portata sull’orlo dell’estinzione!!!!!

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