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DRAFT Tasmanian Devil Recovery Plan

The Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) is seeking comments on the strategies, objectives and recovery actions outlined in the Draft Tasmanian Devil Recovery Plan (the plan).

Tasmanian Devil Recovery PlanThe plan has been prepared in consultation with a range of stakeholders. It is intended to act as an overarching strategic document, which identifies the key threats, options and actions required to ensure the recovery of the Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii). The plan does not attempt to detail specific conservation activities and projects or the allocation of resources to these activities.

Current conservation actions undertaken through the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program and referenced in the plan are detailed in the Disease Management pages of the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program website.

Enquiries regarding current Program activities can be forwarded directly to the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program on telephone (03) 6233 2006 or email DevilDisease.Enquiries.dpipwe.tas.gov.au &nb sp;

View the plan

The draft Tasmanian Devil Recovery Plan is available on the following websites:

Departme nt of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (State)
Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (Commonwealth)

Comments lodged as part of the public consultation process for the plan should be limited to the scope and content of the plan.

Comments on the draft recovery plan should be sent to:

Mail: Section Head
Threatened Species Section
Biodiversity Conservation Branch
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment
GPO Box 44 or 3rd floor, 134 Macquarie Street
HOBART TAS 7001
Email: Louise.Jerrim@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
Fax: (03) 6233 3477

Comments must be received by Friday 11 February 2011.