Calling citizen scientists: more data needed to protect echidnas

These masters of disguise are some of the world’s oldest surviving mammals, but they are threatened by habitat loss, traffic and feral cats – and they need our help

They may be one of the world’s oldest surviving mammals – around for at least 25m years – but scientists don’t know much about echidnas. Now researchers believe the remaining Australian population may be threatened and they need citizen scientists’ help to save them.

Related: ‘Fantasy documents’: recovery plans failing Australia’s endangered species

They are masters of disguise and hiding and are insanely fast when they want to be.

Related: ‘A national disgrace’: Australia’s extinction crisis is unfolding in plain sight

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Source: The Guardian
Calling citizen scientists: more data needed to protect echidnas