Priority protection needed for dwindling platypus populations

Priority protection needed for dwindling platypus populations

Platypus habitat in Australia has shrunk by 22 per cent in 30 years and the animal should now be listed as a nationally threatened species, according to new research led by the University of New South Wales. The scientists compiled all available data and records of...
Wildlife Queensland Launches Fifth year of Platypus eDNA Surveys

Wildlife Queensland Launches Fifth year of Platypus eDNA Surveys

2020 marks Wildlife Queensland’s fifth year of platypus environmental DNA (eDNA) surveys[efn_note]eDNA is nuclear or mitochondrial DNA that is released from an organism into the environment. As part of their everyday activity, aquatic animals shed DNA from their...

Is Brisbane’s platypus population disappearing?

9 August 2019   On-going monitoring of platypus populations using multiple survey methods will provide information vital to the conservation of this iconic species. Recent research suggests that declines in Australia’s platypus population have been underestimated...

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