Platypus Conservation Initiative

Scenery from around the Thredbo River in Kosciouszko National Park

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.

A platypus swimming at Taronga Zoo

UNSW Sydney scientists are leading a project to bring the iconic mammal back to Royal National Park after almost 50 years.

Platypus swimming

UNSW researchers have been involved in a platypus survey on Kangaroo Island which was severely affected by bushfires 18 months ago.

Ferns sprouting after bushfire

There are many UNSW projects that citizen scientists can get involved in to help protect the environment.

Platypus

A three-year study has confirmed that significant alterations to flow regimes by dams can have a big impact on downstream platypus populations.