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Odurodon dicksoni fossil

Tourism Minister Stirling Hinchliffe has announced that Queenslanders will be able to pick their favourite fossil to add to Queensland’s nine official emblems from April 11 – and one of them is an ancient platypus. 

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Tamielle taking eDNA

Just before the recent flooding hit, late last month Lockyer Valley organisations and locals invited Tamielle Brunt from Wildlife Queensland’s PlatypusWatch Network to speak at a workshop about platypuses and environmental DNA (eDNA).

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Canungra Community Workshop

On Sunday 28 November, some 45 wildlife-lovers joined PlatypusWatch at Canungra for a Community Workshop talk and hands-on learning session to find out more about platypuses, bushfire recovery, and waterbugs.

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Come along to Wildlife Queensland’s FREE PlatypusWatch workshop and community talk at Canungra to learn more about the iconic platypus, environmental DNA, bushfire recovery, waterbugs – and how you can help!

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New Wildlife for Your Walls Prints

Wildlife Queensland is proud to announce a new addition to our Friends of Wildlife Queensland decor range – exquisite wildlife prints that make the perfect gift to ‘bring the outside in’, especially when many of us are unable to roam far from home.

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August is platypus month, an initiative embraced by Wildlife Queensland’s PlatypusWatch Network. Despite almost everyone knowing about the biological curiosity that is the world’s one and only living platypus species, many Queenslanders haven’t seen this elusive egg-laying mammal in the wild.

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eDNA and citizen science projects to survey for platypus have begun in the Upper Dawson River Catchment.

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PlatypusWatch in the Upper Dawson

PlatypusWatch Network and WPSQ Upper Dawson Branch will run two workshops in the Taroom region on 26 June 2021 for community members who would like to learn about platypuses and how they can get involved in an exciting citizen science project.

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Pollyanna the platypus

Pollyanna the platypus is a part of important population research being conducted by UQ PhD Candidate and PlatypusWatch ecologist, Tamielle Brunt.

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Ban opera house traps

Wildlife Queensland has renewed its call for a state-wide ban on the use of enclosed yabby traps (opera house nets) in Queensland.

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