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Ancestors of Australia's amazing ECHIDNA , one of the world's three egg laying mammals, lived with the dinosaurs. How did our echidnas survive so long when dinosaurs did not? Can they still survive in our environment today? Although first studied 200 years ago, large gaps remain in our understanding of their life in the wild.

These shy, secretive monotremes were once spread across Australia, but no one knows how many are around today. Over the last five years sighting reports from ECHIDNA WATCH participants have given scientists a baseline of data against which to study trends in echidna habits and survival. Scientists need your help to find out where and how many echidnas are still being seen.

Are they becoming threatened? After evolving for 110 million years it is time to explore and reveal the secrets of their survival. Every time you go into the bush keep an eye open for ECHIDNAS -- fill in the survey form and become part of ECHIDNA WATCH .

For additional information contact: ECHIDNA CARE INC, Post Office Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, SA 5222

YOUR OBSERVATIONS COUNT. PLEASE HELP!!




ECHIDNA WATCH SURVEY FORM

*** Unfortunately there has been widespread abuse in using the Echidna Watch on-line form, so it is being temporarily disabled. Please report your echidna watch information via the attached pdf form instead. DOWNOAD HERE! ****


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