Tuesday, 15 May 2007

Devil anti-extinction plan

Devils relocation considered
A committee of experts looking at the facial tumour disease affecting tasmanian devils has recommended the animals be relocated to several offshore islands, including Maria Island.
The committee has made the recommendation to the State Government's Department of Primary Industries.
A spokesman for the Department says the recommendation to quarantine devil populations is being assessed by the State Government.
If approved it is expected about 100 devils will be allowed on Maria Island, and more sent to other islands.
The move is part of a plan to prevent the extinction of the species.

ABC Radio - May 4, 2007

CFZ credit: Ruby Lang

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