Platypuses seem to be settling in nicely to their new Royal National Park home, although there are concerns about pollution from a nearby colliery.
For the first time in half a century, the Royal National Park will have a population of platypus.
A new genetic study by UNSW scientists finds large dams restrict platypus movement, with significant implications for their conservation.
Environmental survey findings confirm what scientists have suspected; platypuses aren’t in Royal National Park. But plans to reintroduce the iconic species to the park later this year will change this.
As the weather warms up, UNSW researchers name some of their favourite bushwalks and the ways citizen scientists can help them by collecting data along the way.
UNSW Sydney scientists are leading a project to bring the iconic mammal back to Royal National Park after almost 50 years.
UNSW researchers have been involved in a platypus survey on Kangaroo Island which was severely affected by bushfires 18 months ago.
A three-year study has confirmed that significant alterations to flow regimes by dams can have a big impact on downstream platypus populations.
We need to list one of the world’s most iconic animals as a threatened species, UNSW scientists say.
From finding packaging solutions in bananas to using citizen science to track bush regeneration, UNSW Sydney researchers are using nature – and each other – to help tackle global problems.