Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Help Save Our Devils

A serious article, for once. The famous Tasmanian devil is now officially a "threatened species". The devil population has dramatically crashed in the past five years as a result of a mysterious facial cancer that is spreading out of control across the island. The origin and cause are not known and there is no test for the disease. It is fatal, killing the animal within five to six months of the first signs. We have lost half of our devil population, and some estimates are up to 80%. We are fighting hard to find a cure, but we're on a tight time limit. If a cure isn't found soon, the Tasmanian devil will be extinct in 5-10 years. Any donations to the Save the Tasmanian Devil Foundation (through Australian bank, Westpac) would be greatly appreciated. Please help us, time is short!

University of Tasmania page
Warner Bros to help save Tasmanian devil
Tasmanian Devil Park news
Fairfax Digital
National Geographic article
Tasmanian Premier appeals for help
Department of Primary Industry page

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