Join this free seminar and how your small actions can help save aquatic wildlife such as the Platypus!
Human waste, pollution and activities such as fishing and irrigating can have dire consequences for aquatic species, among them the iconic platypus – one of the planet’s most bizarre and fascinating mammals.
Freshwater waterways are the lifeblood of our planet, ferrying nutrients, sediments and species from land to sea. The animals that inhabit our waterways face specialised environmental pressures. Human waste, pollution and activities such as fishing and irrigating can have dire consequences for aquatic species, among them the iconic platypus – one of the planet’s most bizarre and fascinating mammals.
Tamielle will elaborate on her work with this incredible monotreme and explain the things we can all do to help safeguard its survival, from understanding the dangers of opera house yabby traps and fishing debris, to reducing the amount of waste water, pharmaceuticals and harmful chemicals that end up in streams and rivers.
About Tamielle Brunt
Tamielle grew up on a farm in country Victoria and fell in love with nature. At a young age, she wrote to her local mayor about the amount of rubbish littering the outskirts of town. Success followed, with regular clean-ups. Fast forward to 2013 and Tamielle completed a Bachelor of Science, Majoring in Wildlife Science.
Her Honours project on platypus habitat requirements followed. She continues to research the platypus through her PhD, focusing on population dynamics and the conservation status of this species to protect it for the future. Tamielle is an Assistant Project Officer for Wildlife Preservation Society Of Queensland’s Platypus Watch Network and helps implement local projects such as environmental DNA sampling and local observational surveys. She is a big advocate for sustainable, reusable and plastic-free, and for environmentally ethical choices.