Water resource management and the conservation of a globally important largetooth sawfish nurseries

Grantee Dr Adrian Gleiss, Murdoch University
Location Australia
Grant Amount 23,830
Duration One year
Type of Grant Small

Few nursery areas of the largetooth sawfish remain due to the large-scale loss of healthy inland waterways that serve a critical function for this species. The Fitzroy River, in remote northern Australia is an exception to this trend, it is largely untouched by human activity and as a result is home to a large number of juvenile sawfish. This project will quantify the hydrological conditions required for sawfish survival, in order to promote the sustainable management of the river's waters.