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.

Survey to assist Tasmanian Devils

Calling all Chinese Students & Academics at the University of Tasmania


The University of Tasmania is reaching out to all Chinese students, academics, hosts and visitors to Tasmania, asking them to participate in a short survey. The purpose of this study is to improve their understanding of visitors’ needs and wants when coming to Tasmania, as well as the impact on their hosts.

For each completed survey, the researchers will donate $3 to the Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal, which will help save Tasmania’s iconic animal from a deadly disease that threatens this rare animal. In addition, information from the study will be used to improve our understanding of the costs and benefits to hosts of international visitors. Results will be disseminated to help those working with foreign residents. 

The Chief Investigator is Professor James Chin and he has advised that he will be publishing results of the study once it concludes, noting that no participant will be identifiable in these publications.

Principal Investigators are Dr Keith Harris, School of Medicine & Asia Institute, University of Tasmania; Dr Lu Wang, School of Biology, University of Tasmania; and Visiting Scholar Ning Li, Asian Institute of Tasmania, University of Tasmania.
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