Josh Griffiths & Doug Gimesy - Platypus protectors

Sunday, 17 December 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Josh holding a platypus

We're in the studio, chatting with wildlife ecologist Joshua Griffiths (pictured here) & conservation photographer Doug Gimesy (photo credit) about threats to the platypus.  They also tell us about a nifty 'citizen science' initiative PlatypusSPOT, new technology that detects platypus DNA in waterways, and the Victorian Alliance for Platypus Safe Yabby Traps which has been formed with the objective of a complete ban on the enclosed yabby traps that kill platypus almost every day.  Josh & Doug advise us of actions we can all take to improve the chances of this unique & iconic animal.

PlatypusSPOT website  http://platypusspot.org/

PlatypusSPOT Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/platypusSPOT/

Freedom of Species
Sunday 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Animal advocacy on the airwaves, hosted by a team of local animal advocates.

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The Freedom of Species Team

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