In November last year the Aussie Ark eastern quoll project with the Australian Geographic Society was officially kicked off with the release of eastern quolls – the first to be bred in NSW in almost a century – into a new AGS-sponsored sanctuary. The sanctuary complex includes eight enclosures equipped with natural vegetation, hollow logs, climbing structures and nesting boxes. From the initial five eastern quolls released at the site, the population now flourishes at 36 individuals, with an expected total of 70 by the end of the year. In recent months, an additional 10 new quoll breeding facilities have been added at the site and construction of a 400ha property high in Barrington Tops is about to get underway. Aussie Ark plans to release 20 young eastern quolls in early 2019 into the area.