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 Save the Tasmanian Devil Program has been keeping an eye on a number of devil families living under homes in the Channel and Huon regions. And offering advice as to why a bag of old rags can save a whole lot of expensive items from disappearing.
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.
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A video showing behaviour that has never been seen before has the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program (STDP) intrigued.