Western Australian Department of Environment and Conservation, 2012
Chuditch have disappeared from approximately 95% of their former range in the last 200 years. The primary causes of this reduction were habitat removal, the spread of introduced predators and active persecution by humans.
This is the second recovery plan prepared for the chuditch, Dasyurus geoffroii. The first was prepared in 1994 (Orell and Morris 1994), based on a management program prepared in 1991 (Serena et al. 1991).
Significant progress has been made on the recovery actions identified in the first recovery plan and a summary of these is presented in this plan. However a recent review of the chuditch conservation status (DEC 2007) determined that, despite some successful translocations and increases in natural populations, the chuditch still did not meet the IUCN criteria for downlisting in Western Australia, and its status remains as vulnerable under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 and the Western Australian Wildlife Conservation Act 1950.
The primary objective of this recovery plan is to reduce threats to the chuditch and increase population densities to ensure long-term survival.