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.

Libby's mission is to save a species

Libby Rayner (10) took her fight to save Tasmanian devils to the street, more specifically to her home in Gloster Street. The Year 5 Subiaco Primary School student is doing a project on Tasmanian devils as part of her primary extension and challenge (PEAC) program.This Page/Libby Rayner_web.jpg

"I found out that they are threatened by a form of cancer that is very contagious" Libby said. "They pass it on when they fight and scratch each other."

Despite their feisty behaviour Libby is desperate to save the carnivorous marsupials and was this week busy making a poster to advertise a stall she will hold to raise funds.

"I will be selling icy poles, drinks and candles that my mother makes," she said.

This article first appeared in The Subiaco News. Libby raised over $900 which she has generously donated to the Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal. Isn't that fantastic? All Libby's hard work was recognised in her local newspaper. Well done Libby - what a fantastic effort!

Did you know the Appeal is the official fundraising arm of the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program and is administered by the University of Tasmanian Foundation? All donations allow the Appeal to support key research and cutting-edge conservations projects all aimed at keeping our Tasmanian devil alive in the wild.

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