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Identification of a second type of Devil Facial Tumour Disease

The identification of a second type of Devil Facial Tumour Disease highlights the importance of ongoing monitoring of wild populations and disease investigations as part of assisting the ongoing survival of the Tasmanian devil in the wild.
Published: 06/01/2016

Look out for the devil over summer

The summer months in Tasmania are when juvenile devils scatter from their maternal dens and begin their forays into the wild. It’s also a busy period on the state’s road as locals and tourists alike explore the island.
Published: 24/12/2015

Tasmanian devil wild release monitoring update - December 2015

Biologists have completed the first full-monitoring trip one month after the release of 39 Tasmanian devils onto the Forestier Peninsula.
Published: 24/12/2015

International grant boost to Tasmanian devil monitoring

The Toledo Zoo (USA) has provided a five-year grant of $100,000 per year for a monitoring program to assess the status of the devil in the Tasmanian landscape, and help develop projects that will ensure the long-term recovery of the species.
Published: 21/12/2015

Motorists urged to slow down and drive carefully on Forestier Peninsula following devil deaths

Motorists are being urged to slow down in wildlife hot spot areas following the deaths of two Tasmanian devils that were released on 18 November 2015 on the Forestier Peninsula.
Published: 25/11/2015

Devils free-ranging on Forestier

Thirty-nine little Tasmanian devils are scampering about the Forestier Peninsula on day one of their mission to re-establish a healthy population of devils in the state’s south-east.
Published: 19/11/2015

Forestier Peninsula poised for devil release

Tonight marks another milestone in the mission to rescue the Tasmanian Devil with the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program releasing 39 healthy devils on the Forestier Peninsula in the state's south east.
Published: 18/11/2015

Peninsula havens provide natural barriers to devil disease

Forty healthy Tasmanian devils are about to be released on Forestier Peninsula to re-establish a wild population of devils free of the deadly facial tumour disease in the state’s south east.
Published: 06/11/2015

Narawntapu National Park post-release monitoring update

The first full-monitoring trip to check on recently released Tasmanian devils in Narawntapu National Park (NNP) has been completed. In an encouraging result, STDP staff trapped six (6) of the release animals. All were healthy and some had put on weight.
Published: 30/10/2015

Signs to watch out for wildlife

The West Tamar Council, Latrobe Council and the Parks and Wildlife Service have joined forces to support of the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program by erecting new road signs to remind drivers that endangered Tasmanian devils may be around.
Published: 14/10/2015

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