Calls to classify platypus as 'threatened species' as observations drop by a quarter: research

Sarah Basford Canales
By Sarah Basford Canales
Updated November 22 2020 - 8:14pm, first published 1:01pm
Threats to platypus populations include poor water management, land clearing and climate change. Image: Pete Walsh

Platypus observations have dropped by nearly a quarter since 1990, sparking calls for the iconic Australian animal to be included on the threatened species register.

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Sarah Basford Canales

Sarah Basford Canales

Canberra Times journalist

I'm a federal politics and public sector reporter with an interest in national security, integrity and regulation. Contact me with general tips and thoughts at sarah.basfordcanales@canberratimes.com.au or confidential tips to sbasfordcanales@protonmail.com.

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