Josh Griffiths & Doug Gimesy - Platypus protectors

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 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/