Save the Tasmanian Devil Program


The Save the Tasmanian Devil Program (STDP) is the official response to the threat of extinction of the Tasmanian devil due to Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD).

The vision for the program is for an enduring and ecologically functional population of Tasmanian devils in the wild in Tasmania.

The STDP, an initiative of the Australian and Tasmanian governments, was established in 2003 following a national workshop of specialists on the decline of the Tasmanian devil due to DFTD. ​


In this Topic

  • About DFTD
    Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD) is the name given to a fatal condition in Tasmanian devils which is characterised by the appearance of obvious facial tumours.
  • About the Tasmanian Devil
    The Tasmanian devil is world's largest surviving carnivorous marsupial.
  • Tasmanian Devil Information for Kids
    Kid-friendly information about the Tasmanian devil, as well as fun activities.
  • Make a Donation
    How to make a donation to support Tasmanian devils.
  • Common Devil Issues
    Common devil issues encountered by people in Tasmania, including what to do if you find a Tassie devil.
  • Frequently Asked Questions
    Find answers to our most frequently asked questions about Tasmania devils, Devil Facial Tumour Disease, and the Devil Roadkill project


Save the Tasmanian Devil Program
GPO Box 44
Hobart TAS 7001