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Tasmanian devil myth busted in new paper

Tasmanian Devils are a precious Australian icon that now dwell only on the island of Tasmania.¬†The devils were once wild across mainland Australia, but went extinct around 3000 years ago. But could some of those devils have survived on the mainland? Are there any populations left? Environment Institute researchers searched for answers. The myth of […]

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The battle against extinction

In a special feature in The Advertiser¬†entitled ‘The fight to bring animals back from the brink,’ four University of Adelaide scientists explain their role in the battle against extinction of our native animals. From sea snakes to native quolls to the Tasmanian devil, these scientists are on the case. Read the full story. Image source: […]

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Media Release: Climate change, not modern human activity responsible for Tassie Devil decline

Not many people realise that the Tasmanian devil was once widespread in mainland Australia, but today it is restricted to the island of Tasmania where devil facial tumour disease and low genetic diversity threaten its long-term survival. New research has found that Tasmanian devils have survived two major population declines in the last 50,000 years. […]

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Podcast for Kathy Belov seminar now available.

The podcast from the seminar by Kathy Belov Can we save the Tasmanian devil from extinction? is now available. The iconic Tasmanian devil is under threat. Not only does it face traditional conservation pressures, a devastating facial tumor is wiping out populations across Tasmania. The species is the focus of numerous conservation efforts and research, […]

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Can we save the Tasmanian devil from extinction?

SEMINAR The iconic Tasmanian devil is under threat. Not only does it face traditional conservation pressures, a devastating facial tumor is wiping out populations across Tasmania. The species is the focus of numerous conservation efforts and research, but can the devil be saved from extinction? Professor Katherine Belov, ARC Future Fellow and Professor of Comparative […]

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