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Roadkill Project

Published: 23/02/2010

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What you can do to help | Thank you to our supporters | Pick up a report form | Online Roadkill Project form | Frequently asked questions| Roadkill Report

In 2009, the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program launched its Roadkill Project. Because of YOU, it was a huge success! Since then, the Program has received well over 1000 roadkill reports, which have helped inform ongoing management strategies of wild populations.

We’d like to ask for your support again this year. Let us know if you see a roadkill devil, but if you can take and send us a photograph of the roadkill devil, it will make our job easier.

Although we are interested in reports of roadkill devils throughout the State, we are particularly keen to receive reports immediately of roadkill devils from the Tasman and Forestier Peninsulas. The Program is planning a project to establish a disease-free population of devils on the Forestier Peninsula and has undertaken a depopulation project. It is important for us to know the distribution and movement of devils remaining in this area.

Find out how Avis is getting behind the Roadkill Project.


Devil Pictures/tasdevilroadkillpage.jpgWhat you can do to help:

Things you can do

  • Slow down on the road between dusk and dawn
  • Stay informed about activities being undertaken by the Program 
  • Report Tasmanian devil roadkill sightings.

Ways to report roadkill

The Save the Tasmanian Devil Program keeps data of all devil roadkill reports, but only collects animals if they relate to a specific project we are running or if they are in a geographically sensitive area. So, don’t be surprised if you report a devil roadkill and the devil isn't collected – please be assured that your report has been noted.

Tasmanian devils are the hardest of all native species to see between dusk and dawn. Read the latest research on safe driving speeds for devil roadkill hotspots.
 

Thank you for supporting the Roadkill Project!


Pick up a form

Keep a supply of forms in your car and when you see a roadkill devil fill one out and drop it into the nearest mailbox as soon as possible.

Report forms are available from:

AVIS
Imaginarium Science Centre
Kings Run Wildlife Tours
Mountain Valley Wilderness Holidays
Port Arthur Historic Site
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery
RACT Offices
Raptor Refuge
Richardsons Harley Davidson
RSPCA Offices
Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal
Spirit of Tasmania
Tarkine Forest Adventures
Tarkine Wilderness Lodge
Tasmanian Farmers & Graziers Association
Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery
Wall in the Wilderness
Wilderness Society Shop
 

Parks and Wildlife Visitor Centres
Bridport Field Centre
Cradle Mountain
Freycinet National Park Office
Hastings Cave and Thermal Springs
Huonville Office
Lake St Clair National Park
Liawenee Field Centre
Maria Island National Park
Mole Creek Field Centre
Mt Field National Park
Narawntapu National Park, Mersey Field Centre
Queenstown Field Centre
St. Helens Field Centre
Seven Mile Beach
Smithton Field Centre Office
South Bruny National Park
Strahan Office
Ulverstone Office (Northwest Region Office)

Service Tasmania Shops
Beaconsfield
Bridgewater
Burnie
Campbell Town
Deloraine
Devonport
George Town
Glenorchy
Hobart
Huonville
Kingston
Launceston
Longford
New Norfolk
Oatlands
Queenstown
Rosny
Scottsdale
Sheffield
Smithton
Sorell
St Helens
Triabunna
Ulverstone
Wynyard

See Service Tasmania Online 

Wildlife Parks
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Devils @ Cradle
East Coast Natureworld
Inala Nature Tours
Tasmania Zoo
Trowunna Wildlife Park
Wings Wildlife Park
Zoodoo Wildlife Park
 

Visitor Information Centres
Burnie
Deloraine
Devonport
Exeter
Geeveston
George Town
Hobart
Kettering
Launceston
Oatlands
Ross
Scottsdale
Sheffield
St Helens
Stanley
Strahan
Triabunna
Ulverstone
Wynyard

 

  

Frequently asked questions

FAQs Roadkill Project.pdf (152 kb)

Roadkill Report 

 Roadkill Report 2010.pdf (536 kb)