By Prue Simmons - Wild Futures National Coordinator
Relaxing in the new enclosure
Thanks for your valuable efforts in assisting our Tasmanian Devil Recovery project as part of Conservation Volunteers Australia's Wild Futures program!
It's been a busy few months for the Devil team in Tasmania, with works started on building and maintaining enclosures at Bonorong Wildlife Park. Made from sustainable, recycled materials these enclosures will keep healthy Devils safe and sound and allow the captive breeding program to expand. With much of the wild population of Tasmanian Devils at risk from the deadly Devil Facial Tumor Disease, it is vital that an insurance population of healthy Devils is carefully managed through captive breeding to ensure the species' survival.
Concurrent to our ongoing work on the breeding enclosures at Bonorong Wildlife Park in Tasmania, our attention now turns to assisting in providing a healthy and safe environment for quarantined Tasmanian Devils on the Australia's mainland. Conservation Volunteers Australia will assist in habitat maintenance for a population of disease-free Devils being housed in New South Wales to further boost population numbers of healthy Tasmanian Devil individuals.
A big thank you to everyone that has donated so far - you are making an important difference in the survival of one of Australia's most treasured species. Don't forget that you can continue to assist this ongoing recovery project and we thank you for your kind contribution to the Tasmanian Devils survival through Global Giving.