We aim to increase the level of platypus research and develop long-term environmental action that will both protect existing platypus populations and revitalize degraded freshwater habitats, thereby encouraging platypus to re-establish in waterways where they have declined or disappeared.
Since the inception of the APC, our mission has been to build awareness of the urgent need to care for freshwater habitats on the world's driest continent through our education program for schools, lecture series, publications, specialist conferences and community workshops.
With Australia being one of the world’s driest continents, preserving it’s freshwater habitats is one of the community’s highest priorities. Fortunately, in trying to protect platypus, the APC also educates people on the importance of preserving these freshwater habitats.
We believe that public support for conservation is best achieved through immediate experience. Many of our research projects provide excellent opportunities for members of the public to contribute to wildlife conservation through hands-on involvement.
If partnered, the Australian Platypus Conservancy and the Thinking Foundation could have a significant impact on education and the development of critical thinking skills in learning institutions around the globe.
Since becoming an advocate for wildlife conservation, the Australian Platypus Conservancy has provided me with an enormous amount of information on how to help protect one of our world’s most unique and endangered animals.