donate link to home page link to home page about the disease Save the Tasmanian devil. Devil Facial Tumouir Disease threatens the existence of this internationally-recognised icon. In some areas more than 90% of the Tasmanian devil population has been wiped out.

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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.

All donations over $2 are fully tax deductible and GST exempt in Australia. Read more about the projects supported by donations .

Make a donation: donate online, by mail, in person or at a collection point
Run a fundraiser: get information about running a fundraiser and order materials
Organise a "devil-themed" event: we can help you make a significant contribution to the Tassie devil, and ensure you have a "devilish" event!
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Support our supporters: use products and services of organisations already supporting us
Purchase Tasmanian devil merchandise: sales of official merchandise support the Tassie devil!
Become a partner: join our many existing supporters to take our message to the world
Leave a Bequest: Leave a lasting legacy for the Tasmanian Devil by making a Gift in your Will. Contact for further information

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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.

Register as a volunteer: fill in the online form to register your interest in volunteering with the Program