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Logan’s Plan to Help Boost Platypus Population

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On Wednesday the 26th of July 2019 the Logan City Council announced that it has partnered with the Gold Coast Catchment Association (GCCA). The Partnership will provide further PlatypusWatch surveys in the Alber River bordering between Logan and the Gold Coast.

PlatypusWatch is a community program that promotes the reporting of Platypus sightings and assessing Platypus habitats.

In 2017 a member of the public first reported a sighting of a Platypus in the Albert River and subsequent environmental DNA research confirmed their presence in the river. Further research indicated that it was likely Platypus also lived in Cedar Creek, Tamborine and Wolfedene. Platypus are generally found in freshwater habitats and are currently listed as “near threatened” on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List.

There is a free PlatypusWatch workshop being held on Saturday the 10th of August 2019 at the Beenleigh Libary starting at 9:00 am.

To read the full Logan City Council release click here.

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