Animals
 Australia
Project #10280

Help Save the Tasmanian Devil

by Conservation Volunteers Australia
Vetted
Jun 12, 2012

Tassie Devil Recovery Update

Relaxing in the new enclosure
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. 

Baby Devil in good care
Baby Devil in good care

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Conservation Volunteers Australia

Location: Mount Pleasant, Victoria - Australia
Website: http:/​/​www.conservationvolunteers.com.au
Project Leader:
Madeline Townsend
MOUNT HELEN, VICTORIA Australia
$17,104 raised of $25,000 goal
 
 
337 donations
$7,896 to go
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