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.
Wildlife Queensland’s Platypus Watch Network has been granted $26,930 from the state government to survey and document the population distribution of platypuses within the upper Dawson River and tributaries around the Taroom region.
In this special webinar, co-hosted by Archdiocese of Brisbane and Wildlife Queensland, resident platypus ecologist Tamielle Brunt talks about: the uniqueness and importance of platypuses threats to platypus populations in south-east Queensland platypus survey methods and findings PlatypusWatch Network – Wildlife Queensland’s community-based program what you can do to help platypuses. Download the presentation Protecting …
Australia’s Environment Ministers have issued an agreed statement of their intention to pursue a nationally consistent approach to address the negative impacts that ‘opera house’ yabby nets have on Australia’s native wildlife, in particular on platypus.