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Overseas Commitment to Saving the Tasmanian Devil

A recent visit to Tasmania by scientists from San Diego Zoo Global (SDZG) has reinforced the strategic decision behind the Ambassador Devil initiative which began last year. The team were here to meet Program staff and announce a joint research project that will have direct benefits for the recovery of the species in Australia.
Published: 20/03/2014

Annual Program Report for 2012-13

The 2012-13 Annual Program Report for the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program is available on line. It reports on the Program's activities over the last financial year, which is the last of a five year funding program. As such, it provides a review of the activities and outcomes for that period, indicating the Program's performance against targets; and gives an outline of the challenges that lie ahead for the Program over the next five years.
Published: 04/03/2014

Documentary Screened this Sunday on Maria Island Devils

The first episode of a six part documentary series produced by Australian production company, 360 Degree Films based on the Maria Island Devil Translocation Project will be screened on ABC1 at 6.00 pm this Saturday 2 February. The series has already aired on ITV in France and the UK with over 9 million viewers having watched the first four episodes. For those viewers who want to know how you can help including donations to the Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal, please follow the link.
Published: 31/01/2014

Albuquerque Welcomes Tassie Devils

Albuquerque BioPark received four Tasmanian devils from Healesville Sanctuary in Victoria under the Save the Tasmanian Devil's Ambassador Devil Initiative in December 2013. The Zoo opened its newest exhibit to the public on Monday 30 December, after the devils had spent a week settling into their new home behind-the-scenes. Since then, the devils have become a highlight for visitors who can seem them daily in the zoo's Australia area near the koalas and wombats.
Published: 09/01/2014

Prevent Road-kill of Young Devils this Summer

Drivers are urged to be aware of juvenile Tasmanian devils on the State's roads over the summer holiday period - and to slow down between dusk and dawn - following increased reports of young animals being road-killed.
Published: 06/01/2014

First Ambassador Devils in New Zealand

Wellington Zoo - one of three zoos in New Zealand selected by the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program to participate in the overseas Ambassador Devil initiative - received the first shipment of Tasmanian devils on Thursday 5 December. The transfer marks the next step in the expansion of the conservation program to include New Zealand along with North America.
Published: 06/12/2013

Tasmanian Devils Return to the Wilds of Tasmania

Eleven Tasmanian devils which were bred in zoos on mainland Australia have been returned to the wilds of Tasmania – for the first time ever on Wednesday 6 November. They were released on Maria Island off Tasmania’s East Coast to join a small population of disease-free devils established there over the past year.
Published: 07/11/2013

Tasmanian Devils Welcomed at San Diego Zoo

Tasmanian Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage, Brian Wightman was an official guest at San Diego Zoo’s ‘devil debut’ to formalise the first international partnership for the conservation program. He explained that San Diego Zoo was the first international zoo to receive Tasmanian devils under the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program’s Ambassador devil initiative which is designed to deliver significant benefits for the conservation of the devil – including practical on-ground support.
Published: 28/10/2013

Redline bus to help drive Tasmanian devils

The Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal will promote the plight of an iconic Australian marsupial and mark National Threatened Species Day on Saturday (September 7) by launching a Tasmania’s Own Redline bus emblazoned with a call to action.
Published: 03/09/2013

First overseas zoos selected for ambassador devils

The Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage, Brian Wightman today announced the first overseas zoos to receive Tasmanian devils under a new ambassador devil initiative.
Published: 02/09/2013

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