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Turtle watch: community contribution to environmental impact assessment

Lewis, E., Baudains, C. and Mansfield, C. (2008) Turtle watch: community contribution to environmental impact assessment. In: 15th Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEE) Biennial Conference, 9 -12 July, Darwin.

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In 2005, community members of an independent primary school in the Perth metropolitan area of Western Australia expressed concern about evident threats to the local turtles living in nearby wetlands. Early investigation suggested that road deaths and a lack of suitable nesting sites were impacting on the turtle population. To examine the issue further, and with the aim to improve the turtles’ local habitat, the school successfully applied for a Community Conservation Grant. The subsequent project involved close collaboration between the school, the Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC), the local council and other organisations.

Publication Type: Conference Item
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Environmental Science
School of Education
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