How can we save the Tasmanian devil? One devil at a time!
To save the Tasmanian devil from possible extinction, our number one objective is to secure a population of healthy devils, away from disease, in zoos, wildlife parks and free range enclosures around Australia. We need to look after this population over the next 25-50 years, while continuing the fight to maintain devils in the wild.
We have successfully built a population of around 700 happy, healthy breeding devils.They are cared for in over 40 zoos and parks across
Australia. A wild population of Tasmanian devils has also been established on
Maria Island, a dedicated nature reserve. Healthy populations in protected
peninsulas in Tasmania’s south have also been established.
Research into a possible vaccine continues, with trials in the wild now a reality. Find out more about devil vaccine research.
All of these conservation projects will take millions of dollars: it costs around $7,000 to vaccinate, care and track the progress of devils participating in the vaccine trials. It can cost around $500 to house a devil for one month at a zoo.
You can help by making a tax deductible donation now to support:
$2,000—to immunise one devil
$500—purchase a remote monitoring camera
$100—clear and prepare one metre of fence enclosure
$50—a health check for one devil
You can play your part in whatever way suits you best, knowing that every small contribution goes a long way towards helping to save this iconic Tasmanian animal.
100% of the funds raised by the Appeal go to the research and management activities that have been prioritised as important to the long-term solution to devil facial tumour disease and the aim to keep Tasmanian devils sustainable in the wild as well as to facilitate the educational and advocacy activities of the Appeal.
Interested in becoming a volunteer? Register online!
The Save the Tasmanian Devil Program conducts a range of practical work, involving wildlife management, monitoring, disease investigation and captive husbandry. This includes semi-free and wild populations of devils. Depending on skills and qualifications, volunteers are sometimes used to assist the Program, the first step is to fill in the online Volunteer Form.
The Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal is the Program's official fundraising entity. The University of Tasmania Foundation administers all funding associated with the Appeal.
All donations over $2 are tax deductible in Australia. ABN: ABN 73 744 631 571. Find out how to support the Appeal.