Enduring Quenda - persistence on the Swan Coastal Plain

Date: 08, May, 2019
Author(s):   Cheryl Lohr, Leonie Valentine
Publisher: Landscope

It is not uncommon to spot a quenda digging in the leaf litter in bushland throughout the Swan Coastal Plain, or scurrying around the suburbs of Perth. Their presence is reassuring when you consider that they are persisting despite living with the challenges brought by urban development and introduced predators. In fact, one population in Ellen Brook Nature Reserve is doing so well it is being used to bolster quenda numbers at several other locations throughout the state.