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Welcome. This site is your primary source for authoritative, up to date information on Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD). We will keep you informed of what is being done to save the Tasmanian devil and how you can help.


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Overseas Commitment to Saving the Tasmanian Devil

A recent visit to Tasmania by scientists from San Diego Zoo Global (SDZG) has reinforced the strategic decision behind the Ambassador Devil initiative which began last year. The team were here to meet Program staff and announce a joint research project that will have direct benefits for the recovery of the species in Australia.
Published: 20/03/2014

Annual Program Report for 2012-13

The 2012-13 Annual Program Report for the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program is available on line. It reports on the Program's activities over the last financial year, which is the last of a five year funding program. As such, it provides a review of the activities and outcomes for that period, indicating the Program's performance against targets; and gives an outline of the challenges that lie ahead for the Program over the next five years.
Published: 04/03/2014

Documentary Screened this Sunday on Maria Island Devils

The first episode of a six part documentary series produced by Australian production company, 360 Degree Films based on the Maria Island Devil Translocation Project will be screened on ABC1 at 6.00 pm this Saturday 2 February. The series has already aired on ITV in France and the UK with over 9 million viewers having watched the first four episodes. For those viewers who want to know how you can help including donations to the Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal, please follow the link.
Published: 31/01/2014

Albuquerque Welcomes Tassie Devils

Albuquerque BioPark received four Tasmanian devils from Healesville Sanctuary in Victoria under the Save the Tasmanian Devil's Ambassador Devil Initiative in December 2013. The Zoo opened its newest exhibit to the public on Monday 30 December, after the devils had spent a week settling into their new home behind-the-scenes. Since then, the devils have become a highlight for visitors who can seem them daily in the zoo's Australia area near the koalas and wombats.
Published: 09/01/2014

Prevent Road-kill of Young Devils this Summer

Drivers are urged to be aware of juvenile Tasmanian devils on the State's roads over the summer holiday period - and to slow down between dusk and dawn - following increased reports of young animals being road-killed.
Published: 06/01/2014

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Who we are. The Save the Tasmanian Devil Program is the official response to the threat to the survival of the Tasmanian devil. The Program is an initiative of the Australian and Tasmanian governments in partnership with the University of Tasmania.

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