Help us protect the Spotted-tailed Quoll

Help us protect the Spotted-tailed Quoll

Community input is being sought on a new plan to help protect one of the ACT’s most threatened animals, the Spotted-tailed Quoll.

The quoll is the largest marsupial carnivore on mainland Australia and plays an important ecological role as a high order predator.

Spotted-tailed Quoll numbers have declined since European settlement and are now incredibly rare in the ACT, with an average detection rate of one animal per year since 2005.

The action plan seeks to maintain, in the long-term, suitable habitat conditions that will support wild populations of Spotted-tailed Quolls in the ACT by preserving key habitat features, managing any threats to the species, knowing more about them and contributing to their regional and national conservation.

See the draft action plan at the ACT Government's community engagement website, YourSay.