Project profile: Returning the Eastern Quoll to mainland Australia

Submitted by jhall on Wed, 03/28/2018 - 14:40

In a project lead by Rewilding Australia and in partnership with Parks Australia (Booderee National Park), Devils@Cradle, Trowunna Wildlife Park, Australian National University, WWF-Australia, Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community Council, and Shoalhaven Landcare, The Registry is supporting efforts to return the eastern quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus) to the wild on mainland Australia. 

The Registry's role in the project is to conduct health assessments on all of the animals before the move to their new home, to make sure we take the fittest animals that will have the best chance of surviving in their new environment. We have also been involved with planning the project to ensure the best welfare of the animals at every step of the way, and are on hand to attend any animals that may need veterinary care post-release.   

Watch the Lateline feature: 'Eastern Quolls to be reintroduced to Australian mainland':

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