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.
Thanks for logging your activity. You’ve just played a vital role building knowledge to better understand and protect platypuses.
Our community is stepping up to protect nature, but we need our politicians to do their bit too.
Double your impact by sending a quick email to your local Member of Parliament about your search for a platypus, and urge them to support strong new nature laws that actually protect all the wildlife and places we love.