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Combining traditional trapping with satellite data to track devils at Stony Head

In the midst of the wet and wild weather across Tasmania’s north-east coast, a team of trappers working with the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program is monitoring the welfare of the devils recently released into the wild.
Last published: 30/09/2016

Stony Head Two-Week Post Release Update

For the past two weeks, the eyes of the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program’s (STDP) resident data mapper have been firmly focussed on a 15 kilometre radius in the state’s north-east.
Last published: 15/09/2016

Winner of Twisted Tax Tales Announced

The Success Tax Professionals’ Twisted Tax Tales Competition has focused on raising funds for the ‘Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal’ and providing recognition for talented writers.
Last published: 05/09/2016

Stony Head release - Wild Devil Recovery Project

Last night the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program (STDP) released 33 Tasmanian devils at Stony Head in the State’s North East. This release represents months of hard work by the SDTP and its partners and supporters. It is part of the ongoing efforts to protect and recover the species and is a crucial part of exploring ways to rebuild populations affected by Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD).
Last published: 31/08/2016

Tasmania Police collaborate with the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program

Tasmania Police and the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program (STDP) are joining forces to give the Tasmanian devil the best chance of survival post-release into the wild in the state’s north.
Last published: 26/08/2016

Wild Devil Recovery Trial – Stony Head

Stony Head in the state's north-east will become the latest site to be involved in the Wild Devil Recovery (WDR) project. Wild Devil Recovery is a trial to look at release techniques, vaccination efficacy to boost immunity to DFTD and test the impact on resident devil populations. This is the second WDR trial in Tasmania - the first was at Narawntapu National Park (NNP) in September last year.
Last published: 27/07/2016

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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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