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Wimmera CMA

Street Address:
24 Darlot Street, Horsham, 3400
(enter via Gleed St)

Postal Address:
PO Box 479, Horsham, VIC, 3402
Phone: (03) 5382 1544
Fax: (03) 5382 6076
Email: wcma@wcma.vic.gov.au
 
Office Hours:
Monday to Friday, 8:30 - 5:00pm
(excluding Public Holidays and Christmas - New Year Closure.  Office may also be closed for short periods Monday mornings)

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Platypus SPOT

Jul 01, 2015
 
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We’re calling on everyone to keep an eye out for the elusive platypus in their local waterways and get involved in the new community driven Platypus Spot website.

Over the last 6 years cesar has worked together with the Wimmera CMA and Project Platypus to conduct intensive research and population surveys of platypuses in the Wimmera Catchment. While a lot of vital information has been gathered over this time, it’s clear that if we want to improve management and conservation outcomes for the platypus we need to know more about their current and historic distribution.

This is where you come in! We’re asking everyone to play a role in the conservation of this iconic species. If you’ve been lucky enough to see a platypus, jump onto the new website and let us know.

This website, developed by cesar and Melbourne Water, allows you to submit your sightings, upload a photo, view sightings in your local area, learn about platypuses, and interact with other ‘platypusSPOTters’. Your information will contribute to a better understanding of platypus distribution and enable more effective conservation of this unique Australian animal.

Human activities pose the biggest threat to the long term health and survival of platypus populations, but with appropriate management, conservation efforts and community engagement we believe it's possible for platypuses to thrive in both rural and urban environments.

We look forward to your feedback and seeing your contributions to www.platypusSPOT.org!