Platypus News


I am pleased to attach the current edition of Platypus News & Views (no. 81, August 2020).  Don't miss the great photo on page 4 of a water-rat/rakali feeding in the water - showing just why these fabulous animals are the Aussie equivalent of the otter.  

In this edition you can also read about:

  • How new legislation potentially strengthens protection for the Platypus in Victoria.
  • New insights into what goes on in platypus nursery burrows.
  • Tips on recognising rakali.
  • Status of the rollout of APMN (Australian Platypus Monitoring Network - see and a details of short platypus conservation video produced in partnership with Holbrook Landcare network. 

You 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. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like any more information.

Geoff Williams


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