To reinstate funding for the Save the Tasmanian Devil program.

To reinstate funding for the Save the Tasmanian Devil program.

    1. Linda Harrup
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      Linda Harrup

      Perth, Australia

The Save the Tasmanian Devil program has missed out on its federal government funding request for $4 million over four years, meaning its overall budget has been halved. Devil populations have already been decimated by the facial tumour disease.
Wildlife biologist Nick Mooney is disappointed by the decision.
He wants the money to isolate healthy devils on the Freycinet and Tasman peninsulas, and manage wild devils at Woolnorth in the far north-west.
"It really diminishes the importance of this animal to Tasmania and indeed Australia, and indeed the world," he said.
The rejection has also stunned Androo Kelly from the Trowunna Wildlife Park.
"For me it reflects they don't really have a commitment to endangered species," he said.
Researchers continue to search for a cure for the devil facial tumour disease, which threatens to wipe out the species.

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      • 5 months ago

      because i want to see the tasmanian Devil in healthy in another 30 years

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    • Matilda Daly AUSTRALIA
      • 5 months ago

      Because it is so important to protect our endangered animals. Tasmanian Devils are very important and special so we cannot afford to lose them.

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    • Peter Golus AUSTRALIA
      • 6 months ago

      I love the devils, we need the money to protect them!

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    • Zachary Golus BOHLE PLAINS, AUSTRALIA
      • 6 months ago

      I love the devils, we need the money to protect them!

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    • Andrew Spalding MILFORD, NEW ZEALAND
      • 7 months ago

      As an Australian, living in New Zealand for the past year for work, I have been astounded by the lack of biodiversity and environmental awareness in this country (100% pure nz is a myth). Ever since learning about the facial tumor disease several years ago, I have given refusal and significant donations, and it is the only charity that I support. The science behind this effort is stunningly diverse and wide reaching, from top-level immunology in the MHC proteins to the tracking, breeding and release programs. I am embarrassed that the federal government does not support this. If we lose the devil, it will be a stain on our environmental history like never before, and we will be an even bigger joke to these smug Kiwis who do not appreciate their own terrible environmental record. It's just un-Australian.

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