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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.qsnlogobrown

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

About QSN

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

  • QSN welcomes wildlife enthusiasts who want to join the network. Membership is free – we just ask you to fill out the form for our records. You’ll get merchandise discounts, as well as prior notification of workshops and volunteer opportunities.
  • We encourage everyone who has ever seen a quoll to send in a QSN sightings form.
  • Or if you have a story to share about where and when you saw a quoll, email us – along with a picture if you have one and we may publish it on our website.
  • 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.

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.

Latest QSN news

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 detection dog team, Carnarvon Canines from Wompoo Farm Pty Ltd.

Read more here.

Envirogrant for Quoll Seekers Network – June 2016

The Quoll Seekers Network (QSN) can continue the search for spotted-tailed quoll in the Logan region thanks to funding provided through the Logan City Council EnviroGrants program, for which Wildlife Queensland and the Quoll Seekers Network would like to express their sincere thanks. To improve chances of finding a quoll in Logan, the EnviroGrant funding received from Logan City Council will enable QSN to make use of wildlife detection dogs.

Read more here.

 

Photo © Amanda Ainley

Photo © Amanda Ainley

Regional QSN groups

Granite Belt Quoll Seekers Network

Thanks to a committed team of volunteers in the Granite Belt region, QSN has another active group helping quolls. The Granite Belt is one of the last strongholds of quolls in Southern Queensland.

For more information: If you live in the Granite Belt region and would like to join, call QSN member Betty Balch on 4683 3271.

Support: QSN is providing some support to the group but local sponsorship is urgently needed.

Far North Quoll Seekers Network
Spotted-tailed Quoll Photo © Luke Jackson

Spotted-tailed quoll
Photo © Luke Jackson

Luke and Glenn coordinate this group and are passionate advocates of quolls and conservation. They collect data on spotted-tailed quolls and northern quolls in the Cairns, Daintree and Atherton Tablelands areas. The profile of quolls has been increased through prominence in the local media and through activities in the local community.

For more information: contact Luke Jackson.

Support: FN QSN is partly supported by Cairns Regional Council and is interested in hearing from anyone wishing to help fund or extend its activities.

North Queensland Quoll Seekers Network

The project aims to build knowledge of northern quoll populations in the Townsville region. Activities include community quoll surveys, field data collection, quoll population mapping and monitoring.

For more information: contact NQ QSN or read the survey reports below.

Support: NQ QSN is supported by Townsville City Council and is interested in hearing from anyone wishing to help fund or extend its activities.

QSN projects and survey reports

Projects
  • Protecting Quolls in Queensland landscapes 2009 – completed
  • Border Ranges of Queensland/NSW border: Quoll survey and community liaison – completed
  • Beaudesert report to be available via North Beaudesert Study: Quoll survey and community liaison – completed
Reports
  • Quoll Survey Lamington National Park – November 2010
  • Camera trapping for quolls, Dasyurus hallucatus in the Toonpan area. May 2010
  • Quolls in the southern Mary River catchment, south-east Queensland. September 2009 final report (size 1.04mb)
  • Surveys for spotted-tailed quolls in the northern section of Beaudesert Shire. December 2006 final report (size – 1.34mb)
  • Quolls in the Townsville Area: a summary of current knowledge June 2008. progress report.
  • Surviving the toads: patterns of persistence of the northern quoll Dasyurus hallucatus in Queensland – March 2008
  • Set of reports on the Border Ranges Project 2007:
    • Northern Rivers Catchment Management Authority
    • Gold Coast City Council
    • Scenic Rim Regional Council

Forms and information

Species profiles

Forms

Resources and merchandise

  • Quoll Info Kit – Available now on CD $10 ($5.50 for QSN Members). Available online or contact us for your copy.
  • Quoll Soft Toy – support us by buying a Quoll Seeker soft toy. Available online or contact us.
  • Spotted-tailed quolls: Queensland a great spot for quollsFree copy – QSN members only
  • Quolls in North Queensland … the best spot for QuollsFree copy – QSN members only
  • Quolls in the Mary River headwatersFree copy – QSN members only

 

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

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