TASMANIAN DEVIL PROGRAM

These surveys have been conducted for a number of years now, with the Bluff Point and Studland Bay wind farms representing a strong hold for the species, where facial tumour disease is yet to be recorded. In total, 110 devils were trapped during the week long campaign, with none showing signs consistent with facial tumour infection. During the trapping surveys, blood and tissue samples were also collected. The photo shows a 3-4 year old male devil that was trapped displaying copious, soft, scar tissue around the ‘cheeks’. Such scaring is common among devils due to the fights that often break out among themselves over food and territories. Woolnorth Wind Farms currently supports a number of research programs focussing not only on Tasmanian devils but other mammals, birds, plants and geological features across all three wind farm properties.