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Tasmanian Devil Contraception Trial shows Early Promise

A reproductive contraception trial for Tasmanian devils has been underway to develop a tool that will help conservation scientists to maintain the genetic diversity of Tasmanian devils in isolated and captive populations, benefiting the species survival in the long term. Tasmanian devils at two captive facilities in NSW and Tasmania have been the subject of the contraception trials and the early results look promising.
Published: 02/12/2014

New phase of the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program

While the threat to the Tasmanian devil due to Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD) continues to spread through wild populations in Tasmania, significant advances in the Insurance Population and protecting isolated devil populations, are enabling the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program to commence a new phase in the species' conservation - focussing on recovery in the wild.
Published: 25/11/2014

New research finds Tasmanian devils have survived for thousands of years with low diversity

New research has found that Tasmanian devils have survived two major population declines in the last 50,000 years. These results suggest climate change, and not modern human activities, has been responsible for the low genetic diversity seen in devil populations today.
Published: 06/11/2014

Government and Zoo Industry Forum focuses on Saving the Tasmanian Devil

The Save the Tasmanian Devil Program (STDP) joined with the Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA) of Australasia to host a two day ‘Tasmanian Devil Symposium and ZAA Stakeholder Meeting' in Hobart on 30 September to 1 October, 2014. The purpose was to strengthen the existing partnership between the government and zoo industry; providing a forum for leading Australian zoos and wildlife parks involved in the Tasmanian devil Insurance Population program; and facilitating the sharing of the latest information on devil management, conservation strategies and research.
Published: 31/10/2014

Survey for Orphaned Devils in Taroona

Late in September, the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program received a call to the Devil Mobile (0427 733 511) from a member of the public who had picked up a roadkill devil on Sandy Bay Road, close to the Truganini Reserve, Taroona.
Published: 30/10/2014

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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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