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Published: 28/08/2013

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Tasmanian Devil Contraception Trial shows Early Promise

A reproductive contraception trial for Tasmanian devils has been underway to develop a tool that will help conservation scientists to maintain the genetic diversity of Tasmanian devils in isolated and captive populations, benefiting the species survival in the long term. Tasmanian devils at two captive facilities in NSW and Tasmania have been the subject of the contraception trials and the early results look promising. read more...
Published: 02/12/2014

New research finds Tasmanian devils have survived for thousands of years with low diversity

New research has found that Tasmanian devils have survived two major population declines in the last 50,000 years. These results suggest climate change, and not modern human activities, has been responsible for the low genetic diversity seen in devil populations today. read more...
Published: 06/11/2014

Capital Chemist Tasmania supporting the Tassie devil

Capital Chemist Tasmania is taking on a new challenge in late October when all eight stores throw their support behind the iconic Tassie devil and the threat it faces due to the deadly Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD). read more...
Published: 24/10/2014

Airport devils direct donations to disease research

Two new Tasmanian Devil sculptures will be sure to catch the eye of travellers through Launceston Airport and encourage donations to the Save The Tasmanian Devil Appeal which raises funds to combat the devastating Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD). read more...
Published: 19/09/2014

Devil Grant helps establish a Tasmanian devil monitoring program

A Tasmanian Devil Community Grant received from the Save The Tasmanian Devil Appeal in 2013 has enabled the Tasmanian Land Conservancy to establish a fauna monitoring program across its 11,000 ha Five Rivers Reserve at Bronte in the Central Highlands. read more...
Published: 12/09/2014

Tourism Digs Deep for the Devils

Tasmanian tourism operators last week raised $15,000 for the Save the Tasmanian devil Appeal to fund a trial of the latest technology in wildlife road-kill prevention. Tourism Industry Council Tasmania CEO Luke Martin, said last week’s second annual ‘Devil of an Auction’ was held as part of the 2014 Tasmanian Tourism Conference Dinner, and was part of the tourism industry’s partnership with the Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal. read more...
Published: 25/08/2014

Quiz night success for the Devils

This year, the Appeal has been overwhelmed with schools and students groups supporting the Tassie devils. Perth student and long-time Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal supporter Louis Blackwell, organised a quiz night at his school and describes the event below. read more...
Published: 25/07/2014

Ulysses motorcyclist enthusiasts promote plight of Tassie devil

The Launceston based, Tamar Tourers branch of Ulysses, had a promotional stand at the recent 2014 Ulysses AGM Event in Alice Springs, which was attended by nearly 2,500 members. They were there to showcase the 2016 Ulysses AGM Event to be held in Launceston in the first week of March 2016 and promoted the Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal as well. read more...
Published: 17/07/2014

Designing a Tasmanian devil enclosure

The Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal always loves hearing about what students are learning about the Tasmanian devil and how this amazing animal inspires fantastic projects. A few weeks ago, year 5 students from Scotch Oakburn College in northern Tasmania designed their own devil enclosures. They describe the experience below. read more...
Published: 11/07/2014

Honouring Devil Scholarship Recipients

On Thursday June 19th the Menzies Research Institute Tasmanian held a scholarship morning tea to honour the many high-achieving students who have been awarded scholarships to study at their institute. Among the many guests attending were three students who were recipients of Tasmanian Devil Scholarships. read more...
Published: 01/07/2014
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