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The Hobart Rivulet Platypus community organization is dedicated to the conservation and protection of platypuses living in the Hobart Rivulet in Tasmania. It aims to minimise threats to platypuses living in this urban environment.
Reconnect is focussed on resolving the disconnect community and government have with the natural world.
Our social media feed for example uses the ongoing story of Zoom the Platypus to engage the community and make them aware of the constant threats platypus living in an urban environment face.
From primary school children through to aged care, we’re encouraging local communities to ‘Adopt a Platypus’ by joining the Australian Platypus Monitoring Network. We’ve created monitoring sites along the Hobart Rivulet to simplify this process.
@hobartrivuletplatypus has also engaged local creatives to bring platypus imagery into public space located in the catchment area. We’re also working with media and like minded conservation organizations such as WWF, ACF & Wild Ark to spread the story of the Hobart Rivulet Platypus across the world.
In the new year we hope to run local platypus information sessions and workshops for both local government and community in conjunction with our friends from the Australian Platypus Conservancy.
Finally we are working towards the formation of a community ‘Friends of the Hobart Rivulet Platypus’ group who will work cooperatively with the City of Hobart on the restoration of the waterway.
Community awareness re platypus, pollution, waste.
Platypus Monitoring program
- Work with local authorities on issues of pollution, waterway management, burrow protection
- Revegetation works
- Rubbish collection
Restore is focussed on key changes that require local government involvement. We are working directly with the City of Hobart across three critical areas:
- Improving protection of platypus burrows
- Restoring the waterway
- Minimizing pollution entering the rivulet through the city stormwater system