Keen to get your boots dirty for a good cause? We're looking for volunteers to assist with setting and deploying camera
traps in the Gold Coast area to detect the endangered spotted-tailed quoll.
This species once occurred all along the east coast, as far north as Gladstone and west to Dalby. The Gold Coast Hinterland is considered a stronghold for the species, however sightings have dwindled in the last 20 years. We're conducting a two year camera trapping survey on the Gold Coast, kicking off on the weekend of Feb 29, 2020.
Volunteers are needed to help set the camera traps and retrieve them around four weeks later. Our quoll teams will need the skills and stamina of a mountain goat, with hikes of up to 15 km involved in surveying some of our more remote conservation areas and national parks. It will be a great opportunity to learn some new camera trapping skills, as well as spending some quality outdoor time with likeminded people.
You will need to wear long sleeved shirts, pants, decent hiking boots and sun protection. Spots are limited so book fast!
For those who can’t make the field surveys, there will be plenty of opportunity to assist in sorting through the thousands of images we will be collecting. We need to collate information on all the animals captured on our traps, particularly endangered species and pest animals. Who knows, you may be the first one to find an elusive quoll!
Register your interest below.