In a bid to help save the Mary Valley from being "drowned" by the Traveston Crossing Dam, creatures like the threatened "punk" turtle are getting vital support.
QUEENSLAND'S punk Mary River turtle - which has the ability to breathe through its genitals - is making international headlines.
BOB Irwin has called for a review of Queensland’s animal cruelty provisions, which allows turtles to suffer over several days before being dismembered alive.
FEDERAL Environment Minister Peter Garrett has rejected the proposed Traveston Crossing dam near Gympie. Watch the announcement here.
UPDATE: MARY River dam protesters say they are 'very confident' this morning that the $2 billion project will be scrapped.
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