Save the Tasmanian Devil Program

The Save the Tasmanian Devil Program (STDP) is the official response to the threat of extinction of the Tasmanian devil due to Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD).

The vision for the program is for an enduring and ecologically functional population of Tasmanian devils in the wild in Tasmania.


The STDP, an initiative of the Australian and Tasmanian governments, was established in 2003 following a national workshop of specialists on the decline of the Tasmanian devil due to DFTD. ​


STDP Ice on devil trap square image for news itemDriving the Bronte trap line

There is ice on the traps and snow on the verges of the road as wildlife biologist Phil Wise and two trainee keepers from Copenhagen Zoo check traps in the Central Highlands as part of the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program’s Annual Monitoring.
(13/6/2018)


devil monitoring display imageProject monitors change in wild populations

The 2018 Annual Monitoring Project has begun with Save the Tasmanian Devil Program (STDP) staff conducting the first of eight field trips at Narawntapu National Park.
(7/6/2018)


STDP Levi welfare checkAmbassador devils arrive in New Zealand

The latest two Ambassador Tasmanian devils have arrived safely in New Zealand.
(2/5/2018)


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