Play a vital role in an urgent wildlife rescue mission!
The Tiger Quoll is the largest remaining marsupial carnivore on the Australian mainland and it is fast heading towards the same fate as its cousin, the Thylacine or Tasmanian Tiger.
The forests, woodlands and coastline of the Otway ranges are one of the last strongholds of the beautiful Tiger Quoll but even here this special species is in decline – we must act quickly to ensure the Tiger Quoll’s future.
Get involved in this urgent mission through a 3 day Conservation Insights Program where you will become a member of the Tiger Quoll conservation team and contribute to the future of this endangered species and the ecosystems on which it depends (3 hours of conservation work/day).
Conservation work may include:
- Population surveys: deploying, retrieving and reviewing camera traps
- DNA collection for analysis
- Biodiversity surveys
- Vegetation surveys
- Habitat restoration
- Caring for the resident Tiger Quolls – very beautiful animals who are teaching us so much about their species.
The majority of Tiger Quoll fieldwork takes place through the wild Otway winters, during the quolls’ breeding season. This is a magical time on the Great Ocean Road – the waterfalls are beautiful and the spectacular beaches are deserted as you watch for migrating whales playing just past the waves. The forest smells fresh and clean after the rains and the Ecolodge awaits with a roaring fire. The camaraderie of such an important expedition and the chance to play a vital role in saving a very special species will be something you will treasure forever.
Tiger Quoll Conservation Insight (3 days)
- Two nights accommodation at the Great Ocean Ecolodge
- All meals
- Research and conservation activities (and related vehicle transfers)
- Tuition and guiding
Transport: we highly recommend to drive to the Ecolodge in your own vehicle, allowing you to explore the region. We can also arrange a full escort from Melbourne (please inquire using the contact form).
The program runs every Monday and Wednesday from May – August.
We’ve found that our guests, both locals and international truly get the most our of their experience by having their own vehicle to explore the region. Spend the afternoons exploring the region yourselves – we will be delighted to assist you with planning your excursions.
All proceeds from the Conservation Experiences ensure the future of wildlife and the ecosystems which support them.
Learn more about the Tiger Quoll Conservation Program