Fears for platypus populations after flooding in Queensland and NSW

Fears for platypus populations after flooding in Queensland and NSW

There are fears that platypus populations might have been wiped out by recent floods in greater Brisbane, sparking new calls for the species to be nationally recognised as threatened. While the platypus is endangered in South Australia and was listed as vulnerable in Victoria last year, the iconic monotreme is not officially considered threatened in […]

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‘Something’s going to give’: Platypus staring down the barrel of extinction

‘Something’s going to give’: Platypus staring down the barrel of extinction

Platypus are one step closer to being listed as vulnerable to extinction in Victoria. Citing “mounting evidence” that numbers of these aquatic monotremes have “reduced significantly”, the Scientific Advisory Committee issued a preliminary recommendation that it be listed as threatened. Drought, bushfire, climate change, habitat destruction and human population growth have all been listed as […]

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