Australia without the platypus – what a damning thought!

Australia without the platypus – what a damning thought!

© Slowmotiongli from Getty Images. 15 November 2022 Wildlife Queensland has launched its annual Christmas appeal focused on a species that is arguably among the most bizarre in the world — the platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus). Considered a hoax when a specimen...
Supporting waterway health this National Water Week

Supporting waterway health this National Water Week

18 October 2022 National Water Week, held every third week in October, is an annual event dedicated to building awareness of the value of water in Australia and aims to inspire individuals, communities and organisations to take action to help protect and conserve this...
70 waterways in 7 years!

70 waterways in 7 years!

© Canva NFP © Canva NFP 25 July 2022 Author: Tamielle Brunt, PlatypusWatch   Wildlife Queensland’s 2022 platypus environmental DNA (eDNA) survey has been one of the most important due to the major flooding events that have affected our waterways since the 2021...
Will our top fossil be a platypus?

Will our top fossil be a platypus?

11 April Tourism Minister Stirling Hinchliffe has announced that Queenslanders will be able to pick their favourite fossil to add to Queensland’s nine official emblems from April 11 – and one of them is an ancient platypus.   After feedback from museums, tourism...
A united front for platypus recovery

A united front for platypus recovery

1o March 2022 Just before the recent flooding hit, late last month Lockyer Valley organisations and locals invited Tamielle Brunt from Wildlife Queensland’s PlatypusWatch Network to speak at a workshop about platypuses and environmental DNA (eDNA). Very little...
Exploring Creek Critters and Post-Fire Platypus Survival in Canungra

Exploring Creek Critters and Post-Fire Platypus Survival in Canungra

2 December 2021 On Sunday 28 November, some 45 wildlife-lovers joined PlatypusWatch at Canungra School of Arts Hall for a presentation and hands-on learning session to find out more about platypuses, bushfire recovery, and waterbugs. Very little information exists...
PlatypusWatch Community Workshop in the Scenic Rim

PlatypusWatch Community Workshop in the Scenic Rim

1 November 2021 Join PlatypusWatch and Wildlife Queensland as they launch an environmental DNA project throughout bushfire-affected waterways in the Scenic Rim. This fantastic FREE community talk and workshop will help you discover more about Australia’s...
Environmental DNA Makes a Splash in the Upper Dawson

Environmental DNA Makes a Splash in the Upper Dawson

19 October 2021 Author: Tamielle Brunt Wildlife Queensland’s PlatypusWatch program can now proudly reveal the much-awaited results of eDNA sampling at sites along the Dawson River and tributaries earlier this year. In June 2021, 19 sites were sampled along a ~60...
Government Ensures a Good News Week for the Platypus

Government Ensures a Good News Week for the Platypus

23 September 2021 Wildlife Queensland’s PlatypusWatch Program goes from strength to strength with the collaboration and assistance of government at federal, state and local levels.  Wildlife Queensland is proud to announce that the PlatypusWatch program is a...
Have you seen the world’s only aquatic monotreme?

Have you seen the world’s only aquatic monotreme?

16 August 2021 Keep an eye out for Australia’s strangest mammal during #platypusmonth August is platypus month, an initiative embraced by Wildlife Queensland’s PlatypusWatch program. Despite almost everyone knowing about the biological curiosity that is the world’s...

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