EASTERN QUOLL CONSERVATION
Conjour is delighted to be able to support the exciting captive breeding program underway at Devils@Cradle and Trowunna Wildlife Park. With support from Rewilding Australia and Conjour, the sanctuary is breeding the endangered carnivore, the Eastern quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus), and is developing proposals to reintroduce the species to suitable habitat across its former range.
The Eastern quoll is still relatively widespread in parts of Tasmania, although has experienced significant declines since 2000. It has fared even worse on mainland Australia, where it is believed to have become functionally extinct by the early 1960s.
From 2019, Rewilding Australia will focus on undertaking eastern quoll reintroductions to suitable islands within the former range of the species. Research will begin in 2017 on identifying islands with suitable habitat, low densities or an absence of feral predators, and suitable fire and invasive species management regimes that would allow an eastern quoll population to persist.
will be bringing you ongoing updates from the sanctuary on the captive breeding program, as well as insights into the Rewilding Australia team's progress in finding suitable reintroduction sites. Head over to the In Situ Update
page for the latest news and images.