Many Tasmanians will watch Denmark celebrate the coronation of His Majesty King Frederik and Her Majesty Queen Mary on Sunday 14 January with interest, and a sense of pride at seeing a woman who grew up in Tasmania playing such a significant role on a world stage.
To mark the special occasion, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, on behalf of the people of Australia, has announced a gift of $10,000 to Wildcare Tasmania towards the conservation of the Tasmanian Devil.
This national contribution is wonderful recognition of the work that our organisation, including our many volunteers, do to support the conservation of the Tasmanian Devil.
The facial tumour disease has had a devastating impact on the devil population. Adequate resourcing of research and management remain an ongoing concern, with the devil continuing to be listed as an endangered species.
Wildcare Tasmania funds a number of important projects in this area, including protecting and managing wild devil populations; supporting captive breeding and release programs; as well as research in disease prevention and cure.