Thank you to everyone for tuning in to our Queensland’s Quolls webinar. We hope you enjoyed the event. Below you’ll find:
- PowerPoint presentations to download
- additional Q&As not recorded in the webinar
- full webinar recording
- information about how you can support the Quoll Seekers Network
- further information about quolls.
About the event
Australia has four species of quoll: the spotted-tailed, the northern, eastern and western quoll. The spotted-tailed quoll and the smaller northern quoll are both found in Queensland. The spotted-tailed quoll is mainland Australia’s largest native marsupial carnivore
In this FREE one-hour Wildlife Queensland webinar, presenters Matt Cecil (Wildlife Queensland) and Dr Sean FitzGibbon (University of Queensland) provide a fascinating look at Queensland’s quolls, with a specific focus on the endangered spotted-tailed quoll. Learn about these amazing marsupials, their habitat and ecology, as well as the threats they face and current conservation initiatives. Ask questions during our Q&A session.
You’ll also find out about Wildlife Queensland’s Quoll Seekers Network program, and how you can help to save the spotted-tailed quoll.
Dr Sean FitzGibbon, University of Queensland
Quoll Seekers Network
Matt Cecil, Wildlife Queensland
Below you’ll find our presenters’ responses to questions (in addition to those answered in the live webinar) – COMING SOON!
About the presenters
Matt Cecil, Projects Manager, Wildlife Queensland
Matt Cecil is the Projects Manager at Wildlife Queensland. His career in wildlife began in 2001 while holidaying in Tasmania: He visited a local wildlife park, desperate to see a Tasmanian devil, and landed a job at the park as an animal keeper, starting the very next week. Eight years, one zoology degree and several animal bite marks later, he returned to Brisbane to defrost.
Matt joined the Wildlife Queensland team in 2014 managing projects under the organisation’s focussed species networks; PlatypusWatch, Queensland Glider Network, Richmond Birdwing Conservation network and the Quoll Seekers Network.
Quoll Seekers Network is determined to document evidence of spotted-tailed quoll beyond their stronghold of the border ranges and granite belt. This is a native animal that carries the weight of extinction pressure from all corners – introduced species predatory pressure, introduced species competitive pressure, poisoning by introduced species, human persecution, road trauma and loss/modification of essential habitat. Quolls desperately need our help and the Quoll Seekers are determined to provide it.
Sean FitzGibbon PhD, Research Fellow, University of Queensland
Sean FitzGibbon is a Research Fellow at the University of Queensland, where he completed his PhD in zoology in 2005. His research is aimed at enhancing the conservation of wildlife in fragmented landscapes, through improved ecological understanding. He has specialised in examining the behavioural ecology of many species, including quolls, using latest-technology devices such as proximity loggers, custom-made GPS units, sound recorders and micro-transmitters.
This Christmas, you can help save our spotted-tailed quolls from extinction.
Make a tax-deductible donation today
- Find out about Wildlife Queensland’s dedicated Quoll Seekers Network and how you can get involved.
- Like us on Facebook.
If you would like to make a financial contribution, you can support our work to protect and conserve quolls in the following ways:
- Support the work of Quoll Seekers Network through our adopt-a-quoll program.
- Buy some of our great Quoll Seekers merchandise, including quoll plush toys, posters, and info kit. Available online or contact us.
Publications and information
- Saving the Spotted-Tailed Quoll: A Landholder’s Guide is produced by Wildlife Queensland’s Quoll Seekers Network and funded by the Queensland Government’s Community Sustainability Action grant program. The guide aims to provide practical ideas that may contribute to saving this elusive species.
Quoll Seeker information resources:
- Spotted-tailed quolls: Queensland a great spot for quolls. Email for a free copy – QSN members only
- Quolls in North Queensland … the best spot for Quolls. Email for a free copy – QSN members only
- Quolls in the Mary River headwaters. Email for a free copy – QSN members only
Quoll species profiles:
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Wildlife Queensland on 07 3844 0129 or email: email@example.com