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Japanese science documentary on the Tasmanian devil

Over the past 10 months, the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program has been working with a Japanese natural history film company in the production of a 30 minute documentary on the plight of the Tasmanian devil, which is planned to be broadcast on NHK TV in Japan on Sunday 27 July. NHK is equivalent to Australia's ABC and the documentary, which is targeting a Japanese family audience with the Sunday screening, is likely to be viewed by over 10 million people.
Published: 09/07/2014

International article features Tasmanian devil researcher, Professor Greg Woods

Professor Greg Woods, Principal Research Fellow at the Menzies Research Institute, which is part of the University of Tasmania, heads up a small dedicated team of researchers working to save the Tasmanian devil from extinction in the wild. Professor Woods and the work of his team recently featured in an article in International Innovation, providing an expert summary of this often complex area of research, and is well worth a read.
Published: 02/07/2014

Auckland Zoo helps raise awareness of Tasmanian devils

New Zealand's Auckland Zoo is the latest international zoo to receive a handful of Tasmanian devils under a partnership agreement with the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program's Ambassador devil initiative aimed at raising overseas awareness of the plight of the devil.
Published: 12/05/2014

Appeal Ambassador Jon English learns more about key research and conservation strategies to help our Tassie devil!

In March this year, Appeal Ambassador Jon English was in Tasmania. Over two days he was provided with a comprehensive overview of key milestones made by the Save the Tasmanian devil Program in the area of devil management and conservation strategies. He also spent time meeting the vaccine research team based at Menzies Research Institute in Hobart.
Published: 08/05/2014

Healesville operating innovative devil enclosures thanks to an Appeal Grant

In late November 2011, the Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal awarded a Devil Management Grant to Healesville Sanctuary to initiate a project to remotely monitor Tasmanian devil behaviour and welfare in innovative Managed Environment Enclosures (MEE's). Recently we have received an update on how these enclosures have been working.
Published: 08/05/2014

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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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