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Maria Island Devil Translocation Project Update July 2015

The establishment phase of the Maria Island Devil Translocation Project has been successfully completed with 28 devils released over two years and evidence that the introduced population has bred successfully over the 2013 and 2014 breeding seasons. The focus is now on monitoring the devils, along with the potential impacts of the expanding population on other native species and the Island's ecology.
Last published: 02/09/2015

The Devil made me do it - Presentation by Professor Greg Woods, 1 September 2015

A unique opportunity to hear lead devil researcher Professor Greg Woods speak about his life and work on Tuesday 1 September 2015.
Last published: 19/08/2015

Cressy Quarantine Facility

Work has commenced on the construction of a quarantine facility at the Cressy Intensive Management Facility for Tasmanian Devils. The new biosecure quarantine area comprises 14 animal pens able to house devils of an unknown health status without impacting on the healthy captive population in the existing facility, from which it will operate independently.
Last published: 23/07/2015

Peninsula Devil Conservation Project

The Save the Tasmanian Devil Program’s Peninsula Devil Conservation Project (previously known as the Tasman Isolation Project) is working to secure a DFTD-free population of devils on the Forestier and Tasman Peninsulas in south-east Tasmania.
Last published: 23/07/2015

Tasmanian devil vaccine field trials announced

As part of the Wild Devil Recovery Project, 19 devils have received a vaccine against the Devil Facial Tumour Disease and will be released into Narawntapu National Park in Northern Tasmania in September this year.
Last published: 22/07/2015

Contraception project update

In 2014 the Meta-population Advisory Committee (MAC) endorsed the use of contraceptive implants as a form of population control in female Tasmanian devils. The project is continuing in 2015 with the aim of assessing the effectiveness of contraception implants in female Tasmanian devils in Free Range Enclosures (FREs) and on Maria Island.
Last published: 22/07/2015

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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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