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.
Program staff were excited to see a familiar face while conducting annual monitoring. Boots is the oldest recorded translocated Tasmanian devil.
A collaborative research project has investigated the long-term impacts of the Devil Facial Tumour Disease on the population status of wild Tasmanian devils.
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Motorists are reminded to be aware of dispersing juvenile Tasmanian devils. Young devils are on the move between late spring and summer and drivers are asked to slow down, especially between dusk and dawn when devils are most active.