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Identification of a second type of Devil Facial Tumour Disease

The identification of a second type of Devil Facial Tumour Disease highlights the importance of ongoing monitoring of wild populations and disease investigations as part of assisting the ongoing survival of the Tasmanian devil in the wild.
Last published: 06/01/2016

Look out for the devil over summer

The summer months in Tasmania are when juvenile devils scatter from their maternal dens and begin their forays into the wild. It’s also a busy period on the state’s road as locals and tourists alike explore the island.
Last published: 24/12/2015

Tasmanian devil wild release monitoring update - December 2015

Biologists have completed the first full-monitoring trip one month after the release of 39 Tasmanian devils onto the Forestier Peninsula.
Last published: 24/12/2015

International grant boost to Tasmanian devil monitoring

The Toledo Zoo (USA) has provided a five-year grant of $100,000 per year for a monitoring program to assess the status of the devil in the Tasmanian landscape, and help develop projects that will ensure the long-term recovery of the species.
Last published: 21/12/2015

Motorists urged to slow down and drive carefully on Forestier Peninsula following devil deaths

Motorists are being urged to slow down in wildlife hot spot areas following the deaths of two Tasmanian devils that were released on 18 November 2015 on the Forestier Peninsula.
Last published: 25/11/2015

Devils free-ranging on Forestier

Thirty-nine little Tasmanian devils are scampering about the Forestier Peninsula on day one of their mission to re-establish a healthy population of devils in the state’s south-east.
Last published: 19/11/2015

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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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