Better Offsets for the Northern Quoll

Researchers from the Nationally funded Threatened Species Recovery Hub have begun an elicitation process with threatened species experts to guide estimates of both the benefits and the costs of alternative offset approaches. Principal ecologist and manager of Biologic’s vertebrate fauna team Chris Knuckey was invited to assist with the northern quoll project.

The study indicated that the most beneficial management actions for northern quolls included a combination of habitat protection, feral cat control and fire management. Where cane toads were present, in-situ aversion training or ex-situ aversion training combined a with introduction of captive bred quolls was also needed.

For more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Biologic Admin Team or Chris directly.

Northern Quoll. (Photo: Nicolas Rakotopare.)