Help save the spotted-tailed quoll

Published 24th July, 2017 in Environment

Join a citizen science project to spot the Illawarra’s spotted-tailed quoll online.

Spotted quoll

More than 100,000 images from 29 remote cameras are online for the public to help sort through as part of the Saving our Species quoll project in the Illawarra.

Quolls are the project’s target animal but the cameras have also captured other species such as a wedge-tailed eagle eating a ringtail possum, long-nosed potoroos and a powerful owl.

The project undertaken at the Barren Grounds Nature Reserve and Budderro National Park will help increase the resilience and size of the local quoll population.

Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton said this is an important conservation project because the spotted-tailed quoll is the only remaining quoll species in the state.

“We need help sorting through thousands of animal selfies to help narrow down the number of spotted-tailed quolls in the region,” Ms Upton said.

“All this information will go towards improving the monitoring of quolls and other threatened species across the region.”

The photos are available to view on DigiVol

Published 24th July, 2017 in Environment