Photo by Josh Griffiths, Cesar Australia
platypusSPOT is a citizen science platform that gathers information from the community on platypus occurrence. Locals know their area and we want to tap into your knowledge. platypusSPOT brings together all that valuable information in one publicly accessible website.
Why do we need this information?
Platypus are difficult to study in the wild and we know very little about how platypus populations are faring. Platypus and their habitat are vulnerable to a variety of natural and man-made threats that are increasing with climate change and population growth. Understanding the distribution and occurrence of platypus is essential to develop effective conservation strategies with waterway managers.