Marerials: Graphite Pencil on 100% recycled, hand-made cotton rag
Dimentions: A4 (27.5 x 21 cm)
Presentation: drawing safely inside a framless 'clip glass' frame (shows decaled edges of the paper)
Origonal Artwork 2019
Artist: Bea The Fall of Stars
Classified Endangered by the IUCN
This Australian animal got its name from early European settlers who upon hearing mysterious unearthly screams, coughs and growls from the bush decided to investigate further. Finding the dog-like animal with red ears, wide jaws and big sharp teeth led them to call it "The Devil".
In May 2009, the Federal Government up-listed the Tasmanian devil to the 'endangered' category under the Commonwealth's Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. The Tasmanian devil's status was formally upgraded to 'endangered' under Tasmania's Threatened Species Protection Act 1995, in May 2008.
In late 2008, the Tasmanian devil was also up-listed to 'Endangered' on the Red List of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) - widely considered the most authoritative system for classifying species in terms of their risk of extinction.
The Tasmanian devil is wholly protected.
Traditionally their numbers were controlled by food availability, competition with other devils and quolls, loss of habitat, persecution and vehicle strike. But the greatest recent threat to devils across Tasmania is the Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD). In September 2006, the Tasmanian devil disease was gazetted under the Animal Health Act as a List B notifiable disease.