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Wild Devil Recovery Project - update from the field

After six months of planning and preparations, last week the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program (STDP) started the translocation phase of the Wild Devil Recovery (WDR) project where we are trialling whether different release techniques produce different outcomes.
Published: 24/05/2017

Tasmania Police collaborate with the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program

Tasmania Police and the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program join forces to give the Tasmanian devil the best chance of survival post-release into the wild. They are reminding motorists in the state’s north-east to be alert and avoid animals on the road.
Published: 24/05/2017

Captive-bred Tasmanian devils susceptible to car strike

Dr David Pemberton and Dr Sam Fox from the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program have co-authored a paper assessing the viability of captive-bred Tasmanian Devils released into the wild in Tasmania
Published: 23/05/2017

Wild Devil Recovery Project – wukalina/Mount William

Plans are well underway to introduce wild devils from Maria Island into wukalina/Mount William in the state's north-east later in May.
Published: 02/05/2017

Immunotherapy trial cures Tasmanian devils of DFTD

An international study involving multiple institutions over six years has shown that immunotherapy can cure Tasmanian devils of the deadly devil facial tumour disease (DFTD).
Published: 10/03/2017

Devil Program Achieves Major Milestone

Devils on the Forestier Peninsula have bred and weaned young for the first time since their reintroduction to the area in 2015.
Published: 15/02/2017

Wild Devil Recovery Project – wukalina / Mount William

A number of wild Tasmanian devils will be released into wukalina / Mount William, 20 years after the devil facial tumour disease (DFTD) was first detected.
Published: 03/02/2017

Devil Street Art Spreads Slow Down Message

A new Devil mural wall art in Hobart brings to life an innovative work for the dole project and helps spread the message to slow down on the roads between dusk and dawn to save wildlife.
Published: 16/01/2017

Lush spring and broad diet keeps release devils thriving at Stony Head

Tasmanian devils released into the wild in spring are faring well, have put on weight and appear to be loving life in and around the coastal military reserve at Stony Head in the state’s north.
Published: 24/11/2016

Actress Bonnie Sveen announced as Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal ambassador

Tasmanian-born actress Bonnie Sveen has been announced today as an ambassador for the Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal, which raises funds to tackle the deadly Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD).
Published: 03/11/2016

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