How can we save the Tasmanian devil? One devil at a time!
To save the Tasmanian devil from possible extinction, our number one objective is to secure a population of healthy devils, away from disease, in zoos, wildlife parks and free range enclosures around Australia. We need to look after this population over the next 25-50 years, while continuing the fight to maintain devils in the wild.
We have successfully built a population of around 700 happy, healthy breeding devils.They are cared for in over 40 zoos and parks across Australia. A wild population of Tasmanian devils has also been established on Maria Island, a dedicated nature reserve. Healthy populations in protected peninsulas in Tasmania’s south have also been established.
Research into a possible vaccine continues, with trials in the wild now a reality. Find out more about Devil Vaccine Research.
All of these conservation projects will take millions of dollars: it costs around $7,000 to vaccinate, care and track the progress of devils participating in the vaccine trials. It can cost around $500 to house a devil for one month at a zoo.
You can help by making a tax deductible donation now to support:
You can play your part in whatever way suits you best, knowing that every small contribution goes a long way towards helping to save this iconic Tasmanian animal.
100% of the funds raised by the Appeal go to the research and management activities that have been prioritised as important to the long-term solution to devil facial tumour disease and the aim to keep Tasmanian devils sustainable in the wild as well as to facilitate the educational and advocacy activities of the Appeal.
All donations over $2 are fully tax deductible and GST exempt in Australia.
Aligning with the Appeal puts you and your company front and centre in saving this iconic animal.
Your own fundraiser is a fantastic way to unite friends, co-workers, club members, a team or other group.
Events throughout the year could give you the perfect opportunity for your own publicity and fundraising.
Keeping the message alive in the community is a critical part of keeping the Tasmanian devil alive in the wild.
The Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal has a range of support and information services available, including: