The Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal (STDA) is the central fundraiser for the Tasmanian devil, administered through the University of Tasmania. Working in partnership with the Tasmanian and Australian governments and the Zoo and Aquarium Association, the Appeal is the philanthropic arm of the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program and delivers funds to high-calibre research and monitoring programs.
The Save the Tasmanian Devil Program (STDP) is the official response by Government to the threat of Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD) on the Tasmanian devil. The Program is delivered through an international collaboration of research institutions, universities, wildlife parks and zoos and the conservation and wildlife management community in Australia and overseas.
Fundraising is an important means of providing support for both research and management actions that contribute to the key aim of the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program, to keep Tasmanian devils sustainable in the wild. The Appeal’s primary focus for fundraising is to support research to better understand DFTD and its impacts on wild devil population, to investigate strategies to augment the wild devil populations and to develop potential treatments for the disease.