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Wild Devil Recovery Project - update from the field

After six months of planning and preparations, last week the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program (STDP) started the translocation phase of the Wild Devil Recovery (WDR) project where we are trialling whether different release techniques produce different outcomes.
Last published: 24/05/2017

Tasmania Police collaborate with the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program

Tasmania Police and the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program join forces to give the Tasmanian devil the best chance of survival post-release into the wild. They are reminding motorists in the state’s north-east to be alert and avoid animals on the road.
Last published: 24/05/2017

Captive-bred Tasmanian devils susceptible to car strike

Dr David Pemberton and Dr Sam Fox from the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program have co-authored a paper assessing the viability of captive-bred Tasmanian Devils released into the wild in Tasmania
Last published: 23/05/2017

Wild Devil Recovery Project – wukalina/Mount William

Plans are well underway to introduce wild devils from Maria Island into wukalina/Mount William in the state's north-east later in May.
Last published: 02/05/2017

Immunotherapy trial cures Tasmanian devils of DFTD

An international study involving multiple institutions over six years has shown that immunotherapy can cure Tasmanian devils of the deadly devil facial tumour disease (DFTD).
Last published: 10/03/2017

Devil Program Achieves Major Milestone

Devils on the Forestier Peninsula have bred and weaned young for the first time since their reintroduction to the area in 2015.
Last published: 15/02/2017

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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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