Young and Regional

Australia's land clearing toll on river health and climate threatens platypus

Duncan Bailey
November 3 2022 - 5:00am

The elusive platypus is rapidly becoming the face of Australia's biodiversity and species decline as land clearing, urban sprawl, rising temperatures and extreme weather events affect their habitat.

Duncan Bailey

Duncan Bailey


Duncan is a journalist at The Examiner and considers himself an all-rounder with a passion for science and environmental issues. Got a story? Get in touch: 0437 358 262 or

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