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Platypus - How to search for an Australian icon
The platypus is a popular Australian icon yet very little is known about how this unique mammal is faring across Victoria.

An important citizen science study is now using visual-survey methods to monitor platypus in the Yarra River and other waterways within the Yarra Ranges region and you can help play a key role in keeping track of this fascinating monotreme.

Australian Platypus Conservancy biologist Geoff Williams will be presenting this webinar about the amazing platypus and he will discuss how to look for platypus and help monitor local populations.

Nov 14, 2020 10:00 AM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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Geoff Williams
Australian Platypus Conservancy Biologist
Geoff Williams studied biology in the UK, was a former assistant director at Toronga Zoo and the former director of Healesville Sanctuary. It was while working at Healesville, from 1988 to 1993, that he became enamoured of platypus and set about creating a new facility, re-establishing breeding, and starting out research studies, working with research biologist Dr Melody Serena, with whom he ended up co-founding the conservancy. Geoff runs the not-for-profit Australian Platypus Conservancy from his 12ha property at Wiseleigh, near Bairnsdale in East Gippsland.