Pilot release of eastern quolls to the wild on the mainland

Mon, 27 Jul 2020

A pilot release of 20 eastern quolls occurred at Booderee National Park in March 2018. The objective is to learn if conditions are suitable for the release of more quolls, or if more management actions need to occur first. The captive bred quolls have been able to forage for food adequately. Predation and road fatalities have been the biggest problems facing the quoll

The project is a collaboration between Parks Australia, The Australian National University, Rewilding Australia, Taronga Conservation Society and WWF Australia. It has also received support from the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community Council, Shoalhaven Landcare, and the Tasmanian Quoll Conservation Program santuaries Devils@Cradle and Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary.