Tasmania is widely known for having the cleanest air in the world and an exceptional variety and number of wildlife. Some of it found nowhere else in the world.
But Tasmania’s native wildlife are suffering. Not only from highly contagious diseases, like the Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumor Disease or Sarcoptic Mange in Wombats. Human activities also impact significantly on native wildlife species. The native animals are affected by deforestation, habitat loss, environmental pollution, feral cats and other introduced species. Some wildlife can legally be shot by permit holders plus many animals simply get run over by cars.
Approximately 300,000 animals die every year on the roads in Tasmania. That equals about 1 animal every 2 minutes. It is an alarming rate, given that in some National Parks the Wombat numbers for example are as low as 10 individuals!
Scroll down to find out how you can help our native wildlife.