Platypus are unlike any other animal found on earth, but due to habitat destruction, bushfires, drought and pollution this Aussie icon is threatened with extinction.
By mapping where platypus live we can track - and then prevent - declines in numbers.
That’s where you can help. There are places within the platypus’ range where sightings have never been recorded, or where they haven’t been seen for a long time. These are our biggest gaps in knowledge.
You can help researchers fill these gaps by visiting these priority areas, look for platypuses, and upload your findings.
What’s better than seeing a platypus in the wild? Sharing the experience with good company! Host a platypus surveying event with friends. Once you submit your event we’ll send you a host confirmation email.