19 December, 2017
Enclosed yabby traps, such as opera house nets, are death traps for platypuses
04 December, 2017
With severe storms bringing widespread flooding to much of Victoria over the weekend, what impact may this have on platypuses? While adult platypuses probably cope with flood events quite well, recently hatched juveniles are extremely vulnerable.
11 April, 2016
The rain last week provided some welcome relief from very dry conditions in Victtoria but it highlighted a key issue in urban waterways.
20 January, 2016
Despite their unique appearance, it can be easy to confuse platypuses and rakali when seen from a distance and in poor light.
19 November, 2015
We have worked closely with the Australian Platypus Conservancy, the Bureau of Animal Welfare and fish biologists to develop standardised guidelines for the use of fyke nets in research to ensure the safety of platypuses.
30 October, 2015
It can sometimes be difficult to positively identify a platypus from a brief glimpse in poor light. This is the strength of citizen science where sightings from other people can confirm your data.
11 September, 2015
Yabby traps are a threat to our iconic platypus.
15 May, 2015
Litter in Melbourne's waterways is a hazard for wildlife.
05 January, 2015
Despite a lack of monitoring programs, the platypus is generally thought to be 'widespread and common'. However, there is mounting evidence to suggest all is not well with this iconic Australian species, particularly in Victoria.
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