Project #10280

Help Save the Tasmanian Devil

by Conservation Volunteers Australia
Feb 19, 2013

Fantastic new project - Taking Care of the Elders

Devils love watching from a high vantage point
Devils love watching from a high vantage point

Happy 2013 and thank you to everyone that helped our Tasmanian Devil program in 2012.  Your generous donations have enabled us to assist in expanding vital breeding programs as we fight to ensure this amazing species does not disappear down the road to extinction.

With new breeding enclosures now well established and the Devils settling in nicely, Conservation Volunteers Australia will be taking on a new project for Tasmanian Devils.  What happens to older Tassie Devils when they have finished their part in the breeding program?  They go into retirement of course!  Conservation Volunteers Australia will be working with Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary to establish a new enclosure for the devils who are ready to retire and relax - a 'Retirement Village'.  We call it the ‘Taking Care of the Elders’ project.  The ageing Devils have made an important and long-lasting contribution to the ongoing survival of the species and now they can live out the rest of their days in relaxed comfort, enjoying social interaction, good food and shelter.

As part of our ‘Taking Care of the Elders’ program, we need your help to obtain materials for the project.  Fencing, infrastructure for dens and shelter and native plants to provide habitat and shade are all necessary to ensure that our older Tassie Devils heading into retirement are happy, comfortable and healthy.  A fitting reward for the hard work they have provided and an important part of looking after the species throughout its entire life in captivity.

You can choose what you would like to support through set amounts for fencing materials, plants, tools – or pledge your own amount and know that you are contributing to the survival of this incredible species.

A big thank you to those that have supported the project so far and we hope that you can continue to join us in the fight against extinction for Tasmanian Devils with our Taking Care of the Elders project.

Enjoying a dip on a hot day
Enjoying a dip on a hot day
Retired Devils will be able to seek out new scents
Retired Devils will be able to seek out new scents



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Conservation Volunteers Australia

Location: Mount Pleasant, Victoria - Australia
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Madeline Townsend

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