Save The Tasmanian Devil Appeal
You can support this organisation by donating during your visit to the park - you'll find the donation box in The Dome; home to Meet The Wombat & Friends.
The Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal is the fundraising entity of the program that directs 100% of its proceeds to the research and management activities that have been prioritised to help save the devil from DFTD (Devil Facial Tumour Disease).
The program was established in 2003 in a joint partnership between the Australian and Tasmanian governments.
The Program has a number of key objectives, including to:
- Maintain a Tasmanian devil population in the wild through managing the impact of devil facial tumour disease and minimising the impact of other threats,
- Maintain the current genetic diversity of the Tasmanian devil,
- Establish a sustainable disease-free insurance population for possible future release into the wild.
- Manage the ecological impacts of a reduced Tasmanian devil population over its natural range.
As a member of ZAA we are fortunate enough to house Devils that are a part of the insurance population.
Currently there are over 600 animals spread across 35 plus wildlife parks and zoos within Australia.
You can check out some of the great work being done by the program via their website - http://dpipwe.tas.gov.au/wildlife-management/save-the-tasmanian-devil-program