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Super Ted needs your help to save endangered Tiger Quolls

Ted was a malnourished and abandoned Bullmastiff mix when Lizzie (CEC Founder) and her family found him at a local shelter.  His droopy-lipped smile and wrinkled brow was irresistible and as he folded himself into the armsof Tess – Lizzie’s four-year-old daughter – she knew that Ted was going to be part of her family. [...]

Understanding koalas, stress and habitat declines

Founded by the Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation and supported by the University of Queensland, a very important scientific project is underway at the Conservation Ecology Centre.   As koala habitat continues to decline we are continuing to work towards a a better understanding of the situation in order to contribute to future management. Supervised by [...]

Just try to resist peanut butter, oats and golden syrup balls! Biodiversity Monitoring for Conservation

Thanks to support from the Norman Wettenhall Foundation this three year Biodiversity Monitoring project will allow the Conservation and Research Team at the Conservation Ecology Centre to survey the animals found in the declining manna gum habitat. During the first phase of the project, ecologists are surveying small mammals, reptiles and amphibians, but further research [...]

Rediscovery of Tiger Quolls in the Grampians after 141 years

After 141 years Tiger Quolls have been rediscovered in the Grampians – a story which reminds us that we should never lose hope for these wonderful animals. Congratulations to Parks Victoria and all the other environmental organisations and landholders in the Grampians region – this discovery is a wonderful reward for lots of hard work. [...]

Deep in tiger country, a rare predator prowls

The CEC’s Tiger Quoll Conservation Program featured in this weekend’s Saturday Age. The article written by Tim Young is reproduced below. We have included the accompanying video here (with thanks to Tim Young and The Age) or you can see his article and video at The Age online. Kilogram for kilogram it has the second-strongest [...]

One of the World’s Best Ecolodges – National Geographic Traveler

We are delighted to announce that the Great Ocean Ecolodge, social enterprise of the Conservation Ecology Centre, has just been selected as one of the world’s best by National Geographic Traveler. Here’s what they said: Located on the grounds of the Conservation Ecology Centre in Victoria, the Great Ocean Ecolodge also borders Great Otway National Park, which [...]

New beer helps save the spots of an endangered species

At The Age Harvest Picnic this weekend at Hanging Rock the endangered Tiger Quoll has reason to celebrate! Otway Brewing have partnered with the Conservation Ecology Centre to help create a brighter future for the species. A new beer named ‘Spotted Ale’ will be launched at this weekend’s festival. Janine Rose, General Manager of Otway [...]

Fast Facts on Long-nosed Potoroos

Potoroos are Marsupials.  They are small members of the macropod super-family, in the family Potoroidae along with bettongs and the desert rat-kangaroo (as closely related to kangaroos as bears are to dogs!). Five species in the Potoroidae family are native to Victoria, three bettong species and two potoroo species, sadly all of the bettong species [...]

What a great year 2012 has been! Thank you for being a part of it.

This year, with your help, we rediscovered endangered Tiger Quolls in the Otways and initiated the Otways Conservation Dogs Project and Humane Fox Management Program. We have embarked upon an ambitious program, investigating and addressing koala habitat decline – an issue seriously threatening koalas in Victoria. You have also helped us to rescue and rehabilitate hundreds [...]