A VERY SPECIAL AUSTRALIAN
The platypus is one of the world's most
The Australian Platypus
Conservancy is working hard to
unlock some of the key scientific mysteries which still
surround the species.
In particular, the
Conservancy is conducting a wide range of research projects,
conservation programs and environmental education
You can learn more about the biology and
ecology of the species in the Platypus Fact File .
Practical advice on helping platypus is
given in Platypus Conservation
The section Looking for Platypus offers suggestions on how to monitor local
Details of platypus
sightings can be reported online to the Conservancy's Platypus
by going to Report a
The APC also collects records of
Australian water-rats (rakali)
thanks to the support of the Norman
Please help by reporting sightings
of water-rats .
Technical advice (for researchers with
relevant permits) regarding how best to set fyke-netting
and how to handle and release a platypus
after it's captured,
is provided in Platypus
Fyke-Netting Guidelines (PDF).
News of recent platypus
research and conservation issues can be found in copies of
Platypus News & Views, the APC newsletter (formerly titled Ripples).
Updates are also given
on the Australian Platypus Conservancy (Official) Facebook page.
If you require more specific information on
platypus, please consult the Reading List.
You can also find basic information about
the Australian water-rat, the
largest native mammal to share the freshwater habitat of the