<h2>Quoll Headquarters – A Privately-Owned Nature Sancturary for The Public</h2>\r\nQuoll Headquarters is a 160ha nature sanctuary surrounded by a 5km long fence that allows native <a href="https://www.quollheadquarters.com.au/species-list" target="_blank" rel="noopener">flora and fauna</a> to restore and thrive. <a href="https://www.quollheadquarters.com.au/our-objectives" target="_blank" rel="noopener">It aims to</a> ‘protect, preserve and create a future for Australia’s threatened species whilst providing an educational facility for the public to understand, appreciate and learn about our unique wildlife’.\r\n\r\nLocated near the granite boulder fields of Tenterfield, NSW, the area supports ideal habitat for the south-eastern subspecies of Spotted-tail quoll (<em>Dasyurus maculatus maculatus</em>).\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_87727" align="aligncenter" width="750"]<a href="https://www.facebook.com/mweerasena" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img class="wp-image-87727 size-full" src="https://weareexplorers.co/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Image-1.jpg" alt="" width="750" height="1000" /></a> The founder of Quoll Headquarters, Steve Haslam with a Spotted-tail quoll[/caption]\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nSpotted-tail quolls are nocturnal marsupials that prefer a loner lifestyle. They’re the largest carnivorous marsupial on mainland Australia, weighing up to 7kg. But they didn’t always win the big boy trophy, as habitat destruction and the introduction of feral predators have caused <a href="https://www.pnas.org/doi/pdf/10.1073/pnas.2021390118" target="_blank" rel="noopener">34 native mammals to go extinct</a> since European invasion in 1788.\r\n\r\nThere’s an urgent need to protect the few remaining natural habitats for this endangered species. And that’s exactly what Quoll Headquarters is doing.