The platypus is a popular Australian icon. However, very little is known about how this unique mammal is faring across much of Victoria.
A major study is now being launched to monitor platypus across north-east Victoria, including the upper reaches of the Ovens and Murray system.
The good news is that local residents can play a key role in keeping track of this fascinating monotreme.
Platypus experts from the Australian Platypus Conservancy will be presenting a free talk about platypus in Myrtleford and will help train interested persons in how to monitor their local platypus populations.
Sessions are free, but please note registrations are required. *Training walks require attendance at the Information session prior.
The information session will run for approximately 1 hr, with optional training walk after this.
For further information about platypus, the Monitoring program and to register for this free event go to: www.necma.vic.gov.au
Register via http://bit.ly/neplatypusmay
This project is funded through the Victorian Government’s Environmental Water Program which is part of a $222 million investment over four years in Water for Victoria, and proudly supported by the North East CMA and local Landcare groups.