Across northern Australia quolls have been severely impacted by cane toads and feral cats. The Pilbara is an important region for Northern Quolls, as it is still cane toad free.
PhD student Billy Ross from Charles Darwin University is undertaking research on some of the ways that Northern Quolls are responding to a large scale cat baiting program in the Pilbara and also ways that cat baiting could be optimised, both in the Pilbara and in other regions to benefit threatened native species.
More information on the research is available here. http://www.nespthreatenedspecies.edu.au/projects/responses-of-the-threatened-northern-quoll-to-a-large-scale-cat-baiting-program
The baiting program is being undertaken by WA Parks and Wildlife with support from Rio Tinto. The research project is part of the Threatened Species Recovery Hub of the National Environmental Science Program and it is being supported by WA Parks and Wildlife, Rio Tinto and APIM.