Edition no. 69 of Platypus News & Views, the newsletter of the Australian Platypus Conservancy, is attached.
In this edition we particularly focus on the problem of platypus deaths in opera house nets and other types of enclosed yabby traps including:
- Why the APC is now calling for a complete ban on enclosed traps after extensive trials to find a 'platypus-safe' trap.
- Some myths about opera house traps.
- How to get more information about this problem on our website and Facebook.
- How you can help to call for a ban.
- On a brighter note, there is also an article about the best time of the year to look for platypus (the good news is that it is now!).
Your are welcome to reproduce any of the material from PN&V for non-profit, educational purposes, subject to acknowledgement of the APC as the source.
Have you purchased your tickets yet? The whole Victorian Paddling Community will be there for this special once off screening!
Ticket sales are still open - but selling FAST - let your mates know NOW. Purchase tickets online here now !
When? Sunday 13 Aug, 6pm for 6.30 start. Where? Rivoli Cinema, Camberwell. Cost: $25/ticket including choc top or small popcorn. FCC is hosting this event to bring the paddling community together and to help support the club’s paddlers competing in Australian teams overseas.
Beyond the River is set in South Africa and inspired by the true story of Siseko Ntondini and Piers Cruickshanks, who together won gold in the legendary Dusi canoe marathon. It’s a nail-biting adventure story about the triumph of the human spirit.
Watch the trailer below ...