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Turtle Conservation in Northern Territory, Australia

Dr Carla Eisemberg is a Research Fellow at the Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia’s Northern Territory. A lecturer in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematical) pathways, she is also the manager of Inspired Northern Territory which is a part of Inspiring Australia which contributes to the Australian Governments vision to engage all Australians with Science.

Dr Eisemberg leads research and conservation projects relating to turtles in partnership with a diverse group of stakeholders such as industry partners, governments and traditional communities in Northern Australia, Brazil, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste and Tropical Asia.

She is also interested in the broader themes of applied ecology, wildlife conservation, environmental education, sustainable development and science communication.

The Northern Territory works hard to protect its natural resources and the environment, working closely with Traditional Owners and Aboriginal Ranger groups to learn about conservation and sustainable land management.

Turtle conservation in the Northern Territory is culturally significant to the traditional owners of the land and working with Charles Darwin University to research and monitor the turtle population will help to protect the freshwater turtle population for future generations and inform policy to protect them.

In this Northern Territory Business Events-sponsored video, Dr Eisemberg explains what her research is about and how it could be translated into many fields of application. A conference of freshwater turtles in Darwin would be a dream come true for her!

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