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.
The Roadkill TAS app enables users to record sightings of a variety of native wildlife species, including Bennett’s wallabies, pademelons, quolls, Tasmanian devils and birds of prey such as wedge-tailed eagles.
Twenty-six Tasmanian devils have been translocated from Maria Island to the Buckland Military Training Area.
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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.