Tassie Devil Roadkill

Putting the Brakes on!

  • YEAR: 2017
  • STATE: Tasmania
  • FOCUS AREAS: Saving Species/SDG 15: Life on Land

Thanks to your support, game-changing new roadkill prevention technology is being trialled, particularly to prevent the deaths of Tasmanian Devils. Tassie Devils are endangered, their numbers plummeting from the horrific Devil Facial Tumour Disease. Before, an estimated 1,700 devils were being killed on roads each year, with any young in pouches or in dens secondary victims. Now, this new technology could see an 80% reduction in roadkill and a brighter future for this iconic Australian animal.

FNPW support

This project was funded through generous donations from FNPW supporters across Australia and beyond.

Project overview

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

FNPW supports projects across Australia. In the spirit of reconciliation we acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.

Photo Credit: Burrard Lucas

PROGRESS OF THIS PROJECT

The project was completed in 2016.

FNPW has supported Tasmanian Devil conservation in the wild since 2015.

PROJECT PARTNERS

Wildlife Safety Solutions is the lead organisation for this project.

Further information about our project partner can be found on their website:

www.wildlifesafetysolutions.com.au

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