Some scientists believe that the wild Tasmanian Devil cannot be saved. One high-risk strategy may be to let the wild devils die out which would provide a chance to re-populate the island with disease-free devils currently in captivity.
The Tasmanian Devil suffers from a unique extinction threat. The population is being wiped out by contagious cancer – one that’s spread by biting.
This week the Extinction Sucks video features disturbing images of Tasmanian Devils with horrible cancerous growths on their head and tongue.
Has this horrible cancer been caused by man? Did we affect the environmental changes which led to the outbreak?
In an attempt to raise the profile of this disaster and raise money to buy camera traps Ashleigh Young and Aleisha Caruso organise a party night where guys dressed us devils sell kisses and angel cakes.
These camera traps will be used to record images of the devils in the wild and help the Devils in Danger charity record the spread of cancer.
Will the Tasmanian Devil go the same way as the Tasmanian Tiger? This week’s Extinction Sucks: Tasmanian Devils is well worth a watch.
In Pure Spirit
Are you following this web video series? It’s sponsored by the WWF and represents one of the new initiatives green charities are trying in order to keep tapped into the web generation.