Ensuring Tassie Devil Survival Through Captive Breeding

FNPW Project Focus:
Threatened Species

Project Partners
FNPW & Devil Ark

Barrington Tops, New South Wales

Thanks to your support, endangered Tasmanian Devils are being returned from the brink of extinction through captive breeding efforts on the Australian mainland, where there is no risk of infection from diseased wild devils. It's estimated that there are less than 10% of Tasmanian Devils left in the wild, due to the transmissible Devil Facial Tumour Disease. Before, Tasmanian Devils were facing extinction. Now, a viable, stable insurance population will grow, and allow for genetically diverse devils to be released back in Tasmania in the future.