Platycam launch – May 30
1pm, Monday, May 30, 2022
Tune into the launch of Platycam – the world’s only livestream of platypus in the wild in the world.
At 1pm on Monday, May 30, the livestream of Platycam was turned on in Hamilton in Western Victoria, which will beam the waters of the Grange Burn, and its platypus, around the world.
The camera was part of a wider project undertaken by the Glenelg Hopkins CMA which installed and supported platypus habitat in the waterway, a known habitat for this curious endangered species.
The official launch will take place on-site in Hamilton, at 1pm, where the area developed as part of the project, including habitat restoration and native vegetation planting on the banks, took place.
The project is part of the Victorian Government’s $250,000 cash injection to carry out restoration works at key habitat sites to ensure the future of the unique mammal and was completed by Glenelg Hopkins CMA with support from the Arthur Rylah Institute and Southern Grampians Shire Council.