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Ferns sprouting after bushfire

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.

Platypus has final health check at Taronga Wildlife Hospital

UNSW scientists expect more platypus rescues in future as climate change takes a stranglehold on their natural habitat.

Platypus might become extinct

New UNSW research calls for national action to minimise the risk of the platypus vanishing due to habitat destruction, dams and weirs.

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Declines in platypus have likely been underestimated, new research by UNSW scientists has shown.

Platypus might become extinct

Scientists are worried about the platypus, with a national risk assessment led by UNSW Professor Richard Kingsford suggesting declines of up to 30%.

Platypus might become extinct

Evidence that populations of the platypus are in decline across Australia – to extinction in some locations – has sparked a UNSW-led research project to assess the iconic animal's conservation status.

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Scientists are a step closer to discovering what determines the sex of Australia’s iconic platypus and echidna, after an international study unravelled new genes contained on mammalian Y chromosomes.

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An extinct species of a carnivorous platypus about a metre long – the largest platypus ever found – has been discovered in the famous Riversleigh World Heritage Area by UNSW researchers.