How student artists can help save River Murray turtles
The Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board is seeking artwork from students from all year levels to promote the conservation of these creatures.
Are you a student who loves art and has a passion for wildlife?
If yes, yes and yes, then this is the project for you.
The Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board is calling for budding artists from all year levels of schooling to assist in the conservation of the River Murray turtles.
Submitted artworks will be used to promote the board’s conservation of turtles, and highlight the work of the board and the One Million Turtles project.
Three species of turtles live in the River Murray: the long-necked, short-necked and broad-shelled.
Education officer Cindy Kakoschke said the state’s turtle population had been in drastic decline since the 1980s due to habitat destruction and predation from foxes and cats.
“Turtle populations have dropped by almost 90 per cent over the past few decades,” she said.
“We’re looking for drawings or paintings featuring one or all three turtle species.
“Artworks can include natural habitat or show the threats that turtles face in our waterways.”
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