Steve Haslam established Quoll Headquarters, a 400-acre Wildlife Land Trust sanctuary north of Tenterfield, New South Wales, more than 20 years ago after a long search for land to protect the spotted-tailed quoll.
“In the decades since securing this land, I’ve not only been managing and maintaining the habitat but making sure it becomes a sanctuary of significance for generations to come.” Steve Haslam
With the quoll in decline throughout Australia, it became obvious to Steve that more intervention was needed to increase the level of protection of the quoll population within the sanctuary. After seeking much advice and help from leading ecological experts, the consensus was to construct a ‘feral-proof’ fence around the entire property.
But, just as the fence plan was finalised, the sanctuary was devastated by the fires that tore through northern NSW. The fire was far more intense than has ever been recorded in the area and put the local quoll population at peril.
After the devastating fires, Steve contacted HSI Australia for assistance to fast track the fence project. With the support of people like you, we were able to respond to have an immediate positive impact.
“I can’t thank HSI’s generous supporters enough for making this happen.” Steve Haslam