Help our playtpuses!
BECAUSE THESE iconic Aussie mammals often live near our most populated areas, platypuses face increasing pressure from the destruction and degradation of aquatic habitats. Threats include land clearing, altered flow regimes, illegal use of yabby traps, pollution and construction of dams and weirs.
There is growing evidence of population declines and even localised extinctions, but platypuses are difficult to study in the wild and so we have little hard data on population trends. The Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland’s PlatypusWatch aims to rectify this. Your donations will be used to research south-eastern Queensland populations to identify declines and threats and strengthen conservation initiatives.