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New reintroduction tactics boost eastern quoll survival rate

Source: anu.edu.au

An experimental research project led by researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) has found a new way to boost the survival rates of eastern quolls reintroduced to the Australian Capital Territory.

The eastern quoll, a small carnivorous marsupial, was once widespread in southeastern Australia.

Last seen on the mainland in 1967, eastern quolls became extinct due to predation by introduced foxes and cats, habitat loss, disease, accidental poisoning, and deliberate interference by humans. Luckily, populations persisted in Tasmania. MORE

Header image: Lannon Harley, ANU.