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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.

Spotted-tailed quolls are mainland Australia’s largest native marsupial carnivore.

qsnlogobrownAbout Quoll Seekers Network

Quoll Seekers Network (QSN) was established to raise community awareness of quolls in Queensland, gather information on quoll populations, and help people enjoy living alongside quolls.

The network aims to be Queensland’s central non-government body for collecting and disseminating information about quolls in order to achieve good conservation outcomes. Networking with other organisations is a key component of Wildlife Queensland’s operations and communications strategy.

Background

Originally established in 2001, QSN became a new program under Wildlife Queensland in 2007 where its work continues to expand. Wildlife Queensland’s support of QSN ensures the ongoing collection of data on quoll populations throughout Queensland and continued efforts to address the threats that quolls face from habitat loss and invasive species.

Get Involved

  • Quoll Quest AppealJoin us: QSN welcomes wildlife enthusiasts who want to join the network. Membership is free. Email us if you would like to join and we will just ask you to fill out a membership form for our records. You’ll get merchandise discounts, as well as prior notification of workshops and volunteer opportunities.
  • Report your sightings: If you have seen a quoll, we’d like to know. Email us with a description of the sighting, the postcode of the sighting and your contact details. 
  • Share your pictures: Like us on Facebook and post your best quoll photos to our wall to give us permission to share. 
  • Support us:
    • If you don’t have too much time on your hands, you can 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
    • Make a tax-deductible donation to our Quoll Quest Christmas Appeal

 

QSN in action

QSN collects data on quoll populations, threats, and conservation initiatives to better understand how to support their continued existence in Queensland.

Network members contribute in many ways:

  • helping out at Quoll Discovery Days
  • writing articles for our publications
  • fundraising
  • office support
  • assisting with our education program.

Above all, members help to raise the profile of quolls in the broader community.

Saving the Spotted-Tailed Quoll: A Landholder’s Guide

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.

Saving the Spotted-Tailed Quoll: A Landholder’s Guide is available to view as a flipbook below and can also be downloaded as a PDF document. To request a printed copy, please contact Wildlife Queensland at communications@wildlife.org.au or phone (07) 3844 0129.

To view the guide: 

  • Press the PLAY button below. Pages will automatically turn. Press the PAUSE button to stop on a page.
    OR 
  • Use the RIGHT and LEFT arrows to view pages. 

To download the guide: 

  • Click on the DOWNLOAD button below to download as a PDF.

 

Latest QSN news

Queensland's Quolls webinarWildlife Queensland presents: Queensland’s Quolls – 25 November 2020

In this 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. 

Read more here.

QSN extends search for elusive spotted-tailed quoll – 6 October 2020

QSN is continuing the search for the elusive spotted-tailed quoll in areas north of Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and into the Mary River Catchment – and they need your help!

Read more here.

Wildlife Queensland launches new guide on World Habitat Day to help save endangered quoll – 5 October 2020

Wildlife Queensland has launched a new guide this World Habitat Day that provides information and advice to landholders, natural resource managers and the public about the endangered spotted-tailed quoll. The guide aims to provide practical ideas that may contribute to saving this elusive species. 

Read more here.

The quest continues: Quoll seeking camera monitoring findings – June 2020

Wildlife Queensland’s Quoll Seekers Network recently completed a three-month infra-red (IR) camera monitoring project looking for spotted-tailed quoll at Mt Perry in the Flinders Peak region, South-East Queensland.

Read more here.

Seeking out elusive quolls in the Mary River Catchment – March 2020

Have you spotted a quoll in the Mary River Catchment? Wildlife Queensland’s Quoll Seekers Network is on a mission to find quolls in the Mary River Catchment – and they need your help!

Read more here.

Have you spotted a quoll in the Mary River Catchment, Qld? – March 2020

QSN is surveying to determine if either spotted-tailed quoll or northern quoll still inhabits the Mary River Catchment. Please record your sighting. QSN will use sighting information to actively survey for either quoll species in key locations using camera surveys and scent detection dog surveys.

Head to the Atlas of Living Australia BioCollect page to log details of quoll sightings in the area. 

Wildlife conservation work more important than ever – February 2020

Wildlife Queensland continues its quest to save the endangered spotted-tailed quoll and northern quoll. 

Read more here.

Funding granted to save endangered spotted-tailed quoll in South Eastern Queensland – October 2019

Wildlife Queensland’s Quoll Seekers Network has been granted funding from the state government to engage a quoll detection dog team to complete a series of surveys in the Mary Valley, South Eastern Queensland.

Read more here.

Spotted-tailed quoll project update – July 2019

The Quoll Seekers team undertook a survey within Spring Mountain Forest Park, Flesser Reserve and Jerry’s Downfall Reserve (Park Ridge South) on Tuesday, 25 June, before wet weather forced the survey to finish prematurely. Accompanying us was the detection dog team, Carnarvon Canines from Wompoo Farm Pty Ltd.

Read more here.


Publications and information

Species profiles

Quoll Seeker information resources:

Merchandise

Support us by buying some of our great Quoll Seekers merchandise. Available online or contact us. Products include:

  • Quoll plush toys
  • Quoll posters
  • Quoll t-shirt

For more information on WPSQ’s projects, email or phone +61 (7) 3844 0129.

 

Written by wildlife1ict