Looking at Australia’s Platypuses

Platypuses are one of Australia’s most intriguing and iconic animals, however in 2014 the International Union for Conservation of Nature raised the status of the platypus from least concerned to near-threatened. What exactly has been the leading cause of the decline in platypus populations around Australia and why has this animal been so overlooked in the past in regards to research and conservation efforts? Geoff Williams, co-founder of the Australian Platypus Conservancy, joined Drive on the line to teach us a bit more about this extraordinary animal.