Top platypus-spotting tips

Top platypus-spotting tips

© Canva NFP   2 May 2024 | By Amanda Little Australia’s iconic platypus inhabits creeks and rivers from Tasmania up the east coast to Cooktown in Queensland. Despite their distinctive appearance with a duck-like bill, webbed feet and thick tail, spotting a...
Wildlife Queensland escalates campaign to ban lethal yabby traps

Wildlife Queensland escalates campaign to ban lethal yabby traps

29 April 2024 Wildlife Queensland has increased its push to ban opera house-style and funnel traps throughout Queensland. Despite past efforts to limit their use, these traps still pose a grave threat to air-breathing aquatic wildlife, resulting in avoidable deaths....
QLD Govt. considers ban on opera house nets: Have your say!

QLD Govt. considers ban on opera house nets: Have your say!

19 March 2024 Fisheries Queensland is inviting feedback from fishers and the wider community on recreational fishing reform options, including the proposed ban on opera house-style nets (enclosed yabby traps). These reform options are outlined in a discussion paper,...
“Name the Platypus Chocolate” contest winning name revealed

“Name the Platypus Chocolate” contest winning name revealed

© Maleny Chocolate Co.   26 October 2023 Meet Obi the Platypus, Maleny Chocolate Co.’s newly named chocolate platypus and the winning name in our “Name the Platypus Chocolate” contest. Our recent “Name the Platypus Chocolate” contest,...
Vote now: Platypus chocolate naming contest down to 5 finalists

Vote now: Platypus chocolate naming contest down to 5 finalists

3 October 2023 Public voting is now open for the Name the Platypus Chocolate contest, which will ultimately determine the official name for Maleny Chocolate Co.’s delightful new chocolate creation. Maleny Chocolate Co. and Wildlife Queensland reviewed 277 entries to...
Help “Name the Platypus Chocolate” and WIN!

Help “Name the Platypus Chocolate” and WIN!

  11 September 2023(Last updated: 12 September 2023) This September, Wildlife Queensland and Maleny Chocolate Co. are inviting Australian residents to “Name the Platypus Chocolate”. The online naming contest, which runs from 11 – 28 September, gives one...
Act now to save Queensland’s platypus and other aquatic wildlife!

Act now to save Queensland’s platypus and other aquatic wildlife!

28 July 2023 Wildlife Queensland is making an urgent plea to Queenslanders to support the Society’s campaign to ban the use of deadly opera house nets (enclosed yabby traps). For far too long, Queensland has allowed these horrific traps to take a toll on our unique...
Exciting updates from PlatypusWatch

Exciting updates from PlatypusWatch

30 June 2023 Welcome to the latest news from PlatypusWatch. While trying to complete her PhD thesis, platypus ecologist Tamielle Brunt and her team have been busy bees these last few months, creating lots of fantastic news to share with you. ABC News article Wildlife...

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