You are here

Tasmanian Devil

Tasmanian Devil Reintroduction on Mainland Australia - Ethical???

Posted on behalf of the National Dingo Preservation and Recovery Program Inc.

A recent academic publication explores the prospects of reintroducing the threatened Tasmanian Devil into forested south eastern Australia as a way of restoring ecosystems. Two important environmental objectives are considered in putting this forward: increasing the survival prospects of the devil itself which is currently threatened in Tasmania, and restoring ecosystems through the re-introduction of a top-order predator role in areas where the dingo (which currently performs this role) has been ‘extirpated’.

Mystery of Tasmanian devil tumour deepens

Here is a short report from University of Sydney about recent research which threw into doubt the role of genetic inbreeding as a factor in lack of immune defense against the killer tumours in devils.

Tasmania, West Australia, Victoria - our wildlife are ignored by government

Here are some more Auditor General reports on the predicament of wildlife in Australia, due to the cruel negligence and sheer incompetence of Australia's state and Federal governments.

Subscribe to RSS - Tasmanian Devil