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.

How you can help the Program

See what the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program gets up to

View a movie (1 minute 29 seconds) showing members of the Save the Tasmanian Devil program staff checking trap sites in the Central Highlands of Tasmania. The specially developed traps are checked on a daily basis and animals are carefully examined by veterinary officers for signs of the disease before being released back into the wild.

How you can help

There are four ways that you can help to save the Tasmanian devil.

  1. Report sightings of live diseased Tasmanian devils on 03 6165 4300.
    In your report, include: details of the location and condition of the animal and your contact details (including telephone number). Members of the public should never touch Tasmanian devils under any circumstances. They are wild animals and they might be diseased, even if you can't see tumours.
  2. Find out about our Roadkill Project for reporting Tasmanian devil roadkill sightings.
  3. Find out about our Volunteer Program.
  4. Find out about our official fundraising arm, the Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal.