Northern Quoll – DPaWs progress in using EPBC Act offset funds

In July 2013, Terrestrial Ecosystems attended a workshop coordinated by the Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) to develop the research priorities for the Northern Quoll in the Pilbara. These research priorities would then become the focus for spending funds made available as environmental offsets by various proponents under EPBC Act 1999. Outputs from the workshop can be found at this link.

As a followup to the workshop, Hon. Lynn MacLaren asked questions of the Environment Minister’s representative in the Legislative Council on DPaW’s progress in achieving these research priorities. The attached PDF shows the questions asked and the Minister’s response.

To provide more information on the specific actions undertaken a copy of the 2013 Progress Report on Northern Quoll is available here and the April 2014 report is available here.

It will be very interesting to see how the funds have been spent and how much additional knowledge we have gained in the past 12 months when the 2015 progress report is available.

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