|May 2013 issue of the Devil Program's Newsletter is available to download. It contains news about the Maria Island devils breeding in their first season in the wild, a recent breakthrough in DFTD research that could lead to a vaccine, an announcement about the latest round of funding for research and other projects, Program information about the insurance population and protecting devils in the wild, the value of Devil Islands for devil conservation, and an update from the Appeal. |
|We are calling on all schools, businesses and community organisations to get involved in Black & White Day. Last year Black & White Day raised over $20,000 which supported key research and management programs aimed at keeping the Tassie devil alive in the wild.|
|Wildlife parks in three states and researchers from Tasmania, Sydney and Cambridge universities and the Menzies Research Institute have shared more than $650,000 in grants to help save the Tasmanian devil.|
|Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage, Brian Wightman, joined staff of the Devil Program and the Parks and Wildlife Service along with a small media group on Maria Island on Friday 19 April report on monitoring and confirm that a number of the female devils are carrying pouch young.
|A rare feast is in store for Tasmanian devils, which are being held in captivity as an insurance against the species' extinction. They have been given the proceeds of a foiled crime - $2,600 worth of stolen meat. |