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. ​


 

Dolcettos young squareBoosting the devil gene pool at Woolnorth

Researchers have enhanced the genetic diversity of the Tasmanian devil population in the Woolnorth area, the State’s last high-density bastion of devils free of the Devil Facial Tumour Disease.
(12/9/2019)


Saving the Tasmanian devil: Recovery through Science-based Management

This new book offers an update on the campaign to save the Tasmanian devil, which has experienced a dramatic reduction in its population.
(5/9/2019)


Ferry, Ute and Trap - the fine art of translocating devils to and from Maria Island

The rich human history and natural beauty of Maria Island is well documented but an equally impressive conservation feat has recently been quietly and successfully completed with little fanfare.
(8/7/2019)


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