28 Nov REWILDING EASTERN QUOLLS
Eastern quolls return to the wild – Booderee National Park
Following another extremely successful breeding season at Aussie Ark in 2018 with the birth of 30 new baby quolls, the Aussie Ark insurance population now is home to over 60 Endangered Eastern quolls! As a part of the Tasmanian Quoll Conservation Program (TQCP), the Aussie Ark insurance population continues to grow protecting one of Australia’s most charismatic species.
While we continue to retain a protected and genetically robust population within specialised facilities at Aussie Ark, we are excited to announce that 10 of the newest generation of Eastern quolls will be released in the first Aussie Ark 400Ha wild sanctuary in 2019! Additionally we are committed to returning Eastern quolls to the wild in mainland Australia with 20 Eastern quolls returning back to Booderee National Park NSW in early 2019.
The Aussie Ark team is extremely excited to be partnered with Rewilding Australia to return quolls to the wild, and Booderee is just the place. Booderee National Park stretches across 6,379 hectares at Jervis Bay on the south coast of New South Wales. The national park is home to over 200 species of bird, 30 species of native mammal, 37 species of reptile, 17 species of amphibian and 180 species of native fish.
Eastern quolls once thrived up and down Eastern Australia but were wiped out over half a century ago, now surviving only in Tasmania. As a predator species, Eastern quolls are critical to the health of the ecosystem they are a part of. Long-term feral pest control of cats and foxes have allowed for the re-introduction of this key species back to the wild at Booderee national park , and we can do it – but only with YOUR help.
You can HELP send Eastern Quolls back to the wild at Booderee National Park!
With your help via a crowdfunding campaign this year, we were able to establish an insurance population of quolls at Aussie Ark. Since then, we have had enormous success in breeding and now have 20 Eastern quolls destined to return to the wild in early 2019.
You can help support their journey back to the wild in the following ways:
- $50 – Will allow for one purpose built transport box to carry quolls back to Booderee
- $100 – will provide pre-release veterinary health checks to ensure quolls’ heath prior to release.
Your tax deductible donation today can help return our Quolls Back to Booderee!