Community Information 'Turtle Talks'
Kindly note that our presentations do not include live animals as any animals we have in care are being rehabilitated for return to the wild as such may not be displayed. For the animals’ welfare, Wildlife Conservation Regulations preclude the display of animals which are being rehabilitated.
If you are interested in any of the following, please email us for more information.
We believe that community wildlife information is every bit as important as the need for wildlife rehabilitation; community wildlife information has the potential to reduce amount of wildlife admitted for rehabilitation.
Through the explosion of media opportunities now available to us, most Australians know more about overseas wildlife than they do about our unique Australian wildlife. As well, with our increasingly urbanised life-styles, we are becoming more and more removed from the natural world which is, in turn, increasing Australians’ great thirst for knowledge about our native wildlife.
We have little idea of the conservation status or population trends of many of our turtle species. Spending most of their time in lakes and wetlands, freshwater turtles are usually out of the public eye, and they are rarely included in long-term monitoring programs. Turtles are only seen when they’re in trouble . . . and increasingly they are being found in trouble. All the problems besetting wildlife, both in Australia and worldwide, are due to us – mankind.
Our Turtle Talks look at these interesting creatures’ lives, the problems they are facing, and the simple ways we can all help redress the problems which face all wildlife, not just turtles.
These talks can be tailored to suit the interests and needs of your group.