TMEC Media Release: Save the Tasmanian Devil Program and Industry Workshop

The Save Tasmanian Devil Program will be holding a workshop at Grange Resources' Savage River on Tuesday, 26 and Wednesday, 27 August 2014 in collaboration with the mining industry to discuss opportunities to turn mine leases into devil refuges.

The Tasmanian Minerals and Energy Council's CEO, Jeremy Kouw, said the workshop is a great opportunity for the mining industry.

"It demonstrates we are proactively and collaboratively working in understanding the latest science and then applying the knowledge on our sites for the benefit of local devil populations," Mr Kouw said.

The workshop is a result of Save the Tasmanian Devil Program's Manager, Dr David Pemberton, presenting at the Tasmanian Minerals conference in May this year on the work he and his colleagues have been doing as part of the efforts of the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program. In his presentation, Dr Pemberton spoke about the potential for mining sites to provide opportunities for devils to coexist with mining activities.

Amongst those presenting at the workshop will be Save the Tasmanian Devil Program Manager, Dr David Pemberton and renowned devil expert, Nick Mooney.