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 300 happy, healthy breeding devils. According to the species conservation experts advising us, we need 500 devils.
This will take millions of dollars: it costs around $7,000 to house one devil for one year at a zoo. For the 500 animals we need, this is $3,500,000 per year. With free range enclosures and other styles of captive management, we can bring this cost down. However we need funds to bring these developments to fruition.
You can help by making a tax deductible donation now, equivalent to the cost of housing a Tasmanian devil in our vital insurance population.
$7,000—equivalent to housing one devil for one year.
$584—equivalent to housing one devil for one month.
$135—equivalent to housing one devil for one week.
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. All donations over $2 are fully tax deductible and GST exempt in Australia.
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.
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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. To support the Appeal please click here