Eastern Quolls in the Barrington Tops

Eastern Quolls in the Barrington Tops

An eastern quoll specimen provided to NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service in 2016 was reportedly collected in 1989 in the Barrington Tops region of NSW, suggesting the eastern quoll survived for longer than it’s generally accepted mainland extinction decade of 1960. In partnership with the researchers from Macquarie University, we aim to better understand habitat in the Barrington Tops region where eastern quolls might still persist, based on optimum habitat availability. This research will help improve the targeting of surveys for remnant populations of eastern quolls on mainland Australia, whilst also providing information on suitable reintroduction sites.