Turtle Rescue and Rehab

Cutting free an Olive Ridley turtle. Photo by Vanessa Drysdale.

Turtle Rescue, Rehabilitation and Release

The Gulf of Carpentaria has globally significant nesting and foraging grounds for six of the world's marine turtles.

Unfortunately it is also one of the world's 'hot spots' for ghost nets. This results in many turtles, (80% of wildife found), becoming entangled in the nets and in most cases dying as a consequence. The rangers, during their beach patrols, attempt to rescue and in some cases rehabilitate as many as they can.

Explore the thumbnails below to read more turtle stories.

NPA Turtle Camp 2014

NPARC Ranger Update: 30/09/14

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Mapoon Turtle Camp 2014

Mapoon Rangers ensure the best survival rate for turtle hatchlings.

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Tracking Turtle Recovery

Rehab: Not just for the Rich and Famous.

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