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 Levi welfare checkAmbassador devils arrive in New Zealand

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


Healthy devils found in State’s remote south-west

A trapping mission in the state’s remote south-west coast has found healthy devils with an absence of DFTD.
(30/4/2018)


Seven year old Boots was given a clean bill of health by Program staff and was released back into the wild to continue his incredible journey.Meet Old Boots!

Program staff were excited to see a familiar face while conducting annual monitoring. Boots is the oldest recorded translocated Tasmanian devil.
(17/4/2018)


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