Tasmanian devils now classed as endangered

Tasmanian Devil

Tasmanian Devil, at Caversham Wildlife Park © doujoux

Australia has now changed the protection levels for the Tasmanian devil, the world’s largest surviving marsupial carnivore, from vulnerable to endangered.

The devil population, which is found on the island state of Tasmania, has been decimated by a facial tumour disease.

The number of Tasmanian devils in the wild is thought to have fallen by up to 70% since the mid-1990s.

The new conservation status will give the animals greater protection under national environment laws.

Source: BBC
External Links: Save the Tasmanian devil

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