Quoll

New wildlife found on offshore islands

Indigenous rangers and scientists have found “new” populations of quolls and golden-backed tree rats on offshore islands.

You can read a media release here:

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Thursday, August 21st, 2014 Environment, Government Comments Off

Molema Island: Quolls could survive cane toad invasion

Scientists hope toxic cane toads will never reach the quolls just discovered on Molema Island.

The endangered northern quoll - courtesy WWF

The endangered northern quoll – courtesy WWF

They say the toads are likely to reach some Kimberley islands as they travel on rafts of floating debris, or simply swim out on plumes of fresh water as rivers flood in the wet season.

Science Network [read this story]

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Saturday, June 14th, 2014 Environment Comments Off

Horizontal Falls: Quolls found on offshore island

Scientists and Indigenous rangers have found rare northern quolls living on Molema Island.

This is in the proposed Horizontal Falls National Park.

You can read environment minister Albert Jacob’s media release here:

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Thursday, June 5th, 2014 Environment Comments Off

Sausages used to turn goannas off cane toads

A cane toad

A cane toad

Scientists are continuing their attempt to train native animals to avoid eating deadly cane toads.

They are feeding small sausages containing cane toad meat to animals such as goannas, to make them nauseous and thereby learn to avoid cane toad’s smell and taste.

PerthNow [read this story]

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Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 Environment Comments Off

Broome: Bilby enclosure opens today

Bilby - courtesy Wikimedia

Bilby - courtesy Wikimedia

A long awaited nocturnal house at Malcolm Douglas’ Wildlife Park opens today.

The dark enclosure will feature bilbys, quolls and sugar-gliders, lit by infra-red light.

The West Australian [read this story]

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Quoll, bilby high on threatened species list

Two Kimberley mammals rank high on a list of WA’s most endangered species.

The northern quoll is the eighth most likely to become extinct, and the bilby the 11th according to the new Threatened Species Council.

The West Australian [read this story]

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Monday, October 18th, 2010 Environment, Government 102 Comments
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