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|We are calling on all schools, businesses and community organisations to get involved in Black & White Day. Last year Black & White Day raised over $20,000 which supported key research and management programs aimed at keeping the Tassie devil alive in the wild.|
|Wildlife parks in three states and researchers from Tasmania, Sydney and Cambridge universities and the Menzies Research Institute have shared more than $650,000 in grants to help save the Tasmanian devil.|
|Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage, Brian Wightman, joined staff of the Devil Program and the Parks and Wildlife Service along with a small media group on Maria Island on Friday 19 April report on monitoring and confirm that a number of the female devils are carrying pouch young.
|A rare feast is in store for Tasmanian devils, which are being held in captivity as an insurance against the species' extinction. They have been given the proceeds of a foiled crime - $2,600 worth of stolen meat. |
|Scientists engaged in the fight to save the endangered Tasmanian devil have made some encouraging steps forward. New research is providing direction for the development of a vaccine for the contagious cancer which is driving Tasmanian devils to the brink of extinction.
|At this stage, the precise impact of Tasmania’s New Year bushfires on Tasmanian devils is not known. However there is no threat to the overall survival of the species because of previous work undertaken by the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program to establish an Insurance Population of devils in wildlife parks and zoos throughout Australia. These animals have not been affected by the bushfires but important habitat has been lost and there is concern for the survivial of the species in the wild.|
|After three years of careful planning and preparation under the Maria Island Translocation Project, the first successful release of 15 healthy devils took place on Wednesday 14 November 2012. The devils stepped free into the wild for the first time – amidst the safe haven of Maria Island National Park – protected from the lethal Devil Facial Tumour Disease. |
|The 2011/12 Annual Program Report for the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program has been released. It is the second Annual Report produced by the Program, the first being for 2010/11. The Report contains an overview of the key activities and outcomes, peformance reviews and partnerships for the Program in 2011/12.|
|Four captive bred Tasmanian devils from Trowunna Wildlife Park were transported yesterday to Denmark to take up residence in the Copenhagen Zoo. The devils were accompanied on the flight from Australia to Denmark by Flemming Nielsen, Curator at the Copenhagen Zoo. It is hoped the two female and two male devils eventually will produce offspring.|
|The latest issue of the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program Newsletter focuses on the next phase of the Program which aims to ensure the survival of devils in the wild and features two of the projects designed to achieve this, the Maria Island Translocation Project and the landscape isolation projects planned for Forestier and Tasman peninsulas.|
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