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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

Immune response linked to natural DFTD recovery in a small number of wild Tasmanian devils

Funds raised by the Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal have supported research that has seen evidence for the first time that some Tasmanian devils are capable of naturally recovering from the deadly Devil Facial Tumour Disease.
Published: 21/10/2016

GPS collars providing new insights into the movements of translocated Tasmanian devils in the wild

Recently released Tasmanian devils fitted with GPS satellite linked collars have allowed the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program (STDP) to follow their journey like never before as they settle into their new environment.
Published: 05/10/2016

Combining traditional trapping with satellite data to track devils at Stony Head

In the midst of the wet and wild weather across Tasmania’s north-east coast, a team of trappers working with the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program is monitoring the welfare of the devils recently released into the wild.
Published: 30/09/2016

Stony Head Two-Week Post Release Update

For the past two weeks, the eyes of the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program’s (STDP) resident data mapper have been firmly focussed on a 15 kilometre radius in the state’s north-east.
Published: 15/09/2016

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