Funding vital research
Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal’s primary goal is to raise funds to support the urgent research and conservation needs of the endangered Tasmanian devil.
Coordinated by the University of Tasmania, each year the Appeal delivers grants and scholarships to researchers working towards informing management activities by addressing challenges such as habitat loss, roadkill, and of course the devastating effects of Devil Facial Tumour Diseases (DFTD).
The Appeal is committed to supporting the
development of a vaccine that has the potential to offer a solution to DFTD and allow numbers of wild devils to recover. This research is being led by the University’s Menzies Institute for Medical Research.
Public support for this research is critical. 100% of donations go directly towards helping the Tassie devil. The funds provide research teams with the ability to apply for further grants and ensure every donation received by the Appeal can be leveraged for additional funding.
For more information, or to make a tax-deductible donation, go to Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal.
- protect and manage wild devil populations
- care for and manage devils in captivity (insurance populations)
- support captive breeding
- prevent and treat the Devil Facial Tumour Disease.
Regular funding has been provided towards ongoing research into the Tasmanian Devil facial tumour disease by the Menzies Institute for Medical Research in Tasmania.
Saffire Freycinet has been the primary donor to the Tasmanian Devil cause since 2017. The Menzies Institute for Medical Research is working on developing a vaccine against the disease and donations have supported this work. Saffire guests and members of the public are also generous contributors.