Australia: Environmental Defenders Office Go Into Bat For Tasmanian Devils Threatened By New Mining Project

Here’s what the EDO say

Tasmania’s takayna / Tarkine is a refuge for Tasmanian devils in the wild, yet that population is increasingly under threat from disease and roadkill.


A mining company has been given the green light to truck iron ore through 112km of vital Tassie devil habitat at night.

We are going to Court on behalf of the Tarkine National Coalition to overturn this decision by the EPA which puts Tassie devils at greater risk of being wiped out completely.

On behalf of our clients, the Tarkine National Coalition, we will argue in the Tasmanian Supreme Court that the decision to allow iron ore to be trucked from an open cut mine along 112km of vital Tasmanian devil habitat at night was made unlawfully and should be rejected.


Our lawyers are in court to challenge a decision which puts endangered Tasmanian devils at risk of becoming roadkill.

There are less than 17,000 Tasmanian devils left in the wild.

On top of a deadly facial tumour disease, they are already falling victim to Tasmania’s roadkill crisis.

On average, approximately one Tasmanian devil dies on the road every night.

Joeys in their pouches or dens become secondary victims.

The decision to allow night trucking through vital devil habitat is like a death-sentence for these endangered, nocturnal animals.

But with your support, we can challenge this decision in court.

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