australian wildlife conservation

Quoll Returns to the Australian Mainland After 50 Years

On March 1st, Fourteen eastern quolls were released into Australia’s mainland to rebuild their population because of a team’s effort from Australian National University. Since the 1770′s, quoll numbers have been declining due to many dangers such as habitat loss and predators that include foxes, wild dogs, and cats.

The quoll is carnivorous and feeds on smaller mammals, small birds, lizards, and insects. Until now, it has inhabited inland parts of Australia. There are six current species(pictured is the tiger quoll). The larger of which live longer than the smaller, with an average life span of two to five years.

So, whats the point of this translocation? Well, quolls are important to the functioning of the mainland ecosystem where they regulate the prey species. The released quolls will have radio tracking collars to be monitored.

Fact about the quoll: Male and female quolls only meet for mating, and male den territories often overlap female territories. However, they have communal toilets where they may have up to 100 droppings in them.

Photo by:  joshua cunningham via Flickr

This is Bad shit…. Please “SHARE” and fight to save our local Koalas which will send a message of protest to the State government.
The state government of Victoria may soon cull a colony of koalas living in a popular Australian tourist destination.
The Victorian government euthanised about 700 koalas at Cape Otway in the state’s south, in 2013 and 2014.
It said they were starving because of a population boom that could not be sustained by local woodland.
Bullshit, its because they cut down too much forest before hand!
“Development pressure” is to blame
Koalas live in tall open eucalypt (gum tree) forests and will only eat a few of the hundreds of species of eucalypts that grow in Australia.

This is not an overpopulation of koalas; its a under-population of trees!