With new funding under the OEH Saving Our Species program until 2021, the Barren Grounds and Budderoo reserve complex is now one of only four priority areas identified for spotted-tailed quoll monitoring and conservation actions in NSW.
It is vital that this area is conserved and that management actions that benefit threatened species and their habitats are expanded across the landscape to maintain the ‘Quollidor’, those vital vegetated links between south coast escarpment forests, the Metropolitan Special Area water catchments and the southern Blue Mountains.
Because each quoll has a distinct marking of spots, the cameras can identify individuals, which will help to provide information on population size, seasonal trends in activity and home ranges. Additionally, the network of cameras will provide valuable information about the movements and abundance of feral predators to better inform placement of baits and other control methods.
Head to the Quollidor webpage for more detailed project information.
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