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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.

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Platypus eDNA surveys

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.

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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 …

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platypus eDNA survey

Were platypuses able to ride out the drought? Find out Wildlife Queensland’s 2020 eDNA survey findings for platypuses within the greater Brisbane region.

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Wildlife Queensland’s PlatypusWatch team commenced its fifth season of platypus eDNA sampling in waterways across the greater Brisbane region this week.

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Ban Opera House Traps

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.

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Eastern water dragons

Tamielle Brunt and Judith Vink report on an alarming recent find in an area that attracts an abundance of aquatic wildlife.

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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.

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