ABC article highlights the potential future role of Mt Vandyke in eastern quoll recovery

A couple of months back, there was a fantastic little story on the ABC News website about Eastern Quolls in south-western Victoria. With so much other news to get through in recent months, we’re finally managing to share it now!

Eastern Quoll at the Dunkeld Pastoral Company captive breeding facility. Photo: ABC South West Victoria, Emily Bissland

The story looks at the history of quolls in the region with Professor Rob Wallis and the fantastic efforts of the Dunkeld Pastoral Company (DPC) who have a captive breeding facility for the species in the region.

NGT’s project at Mt Vandyke also gets a mention, as we hope to eventually work with DPC and others in the future to use Mt Vandyke as a secure staging ground for a reintroduction trial of this species into the Glenelg Ark fox-baited landscape. As you can imagine, there are a lot of things to work through before we get to this stage, but this is the eventual vision!

To read the full story, please follow this link, plus the ABC video within the article can also be viewed below:

Finally, in some great news for the Mt Vandyke land purchase fundraiser, thanks to a small number of donations in the past month we have just seen the balance of the loan drop below $130,000 for the first time, as shown.

Considering that we started with a bank loan of $280,000, we have made huge progress. A big thank you to everyone out there who has donated (large and small) for your support!

All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

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Mark Bachmann