Tour to help tiger quolls

Tour to help tiger quolls

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A tour is designed to help the threatened Australian Tiger Quoll.

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A NEW four-day tour of Far North Queensland is designed to help the threatened Australian Tiger Quoll.

A cousin to the Tasmanian Tiger that died out 80 years ago, the poorly-known Tiger Quoll, still survives in small numbers in far North Queensland.

Conservation travel expert Janine Duffy said that interest in helping wildlife is at an all-time high in Australia after this year's bushfires, and while far North Queensland wasn't burnt, much of the habitat of the Tiger Quoll in NSW & Victoria was, making the North Queensland population more important than ever.

"Who wouldn't like to go back in time and help Tasmanian Tigers survive?" said Ms Duffy.

"We can't, but we can help one of their cousins, the Tiger Quoll, right now," she said.

"North Queensland is an important site for Tiger Quolls, but much research needs to be done."

"Fortunately, the local tourism industry is stepping in to give these beautiful animals a helping hand."

Ms Duffy said that Echidna Walkabout's new tour Quolls & Birds in Far North Queensland is run in partnership with local operator FNQ Nature Tours and the not for profit Australian Quoll Conservancy.

The tour provides the opportunity to donate and volunteer with Australian Quoll Conservancy with exclusive access to and critical wildlife surveys on Forever Wild Shared Earth Reserve.

It also includes a donation to Tree Roo Rescue and Conservation, naturalist and researcher guides and accommodation.

The tour will run on set dates in September 2020. Tour is four days with an optional additional day, and departs and returns to Cairns. Groups are small with six to 10 passengers, and private tours are also available. Bookings and more information here

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