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.
Wildlife Queensland’s PlatypusWatch has been conducting observational and eDNA surveys in the greater Brisbane region over the past 4 years to gather much-needed platypus distribution and abundance data.