A FOUNDATION under new management is ensuring Tasmanian devils will be around for future generations.
The Devils in Danger Foundation has recently provided more than $30,000 to Zoodoo Wildlife Park, at Richmond, and $9000 to Wings Wildlife Park near Ulverstone for the construction of devil breeding enclosures.
Zoodoo has already opened one of its enclosure, while work at Wings has just started.
The Devils in Danger Foundation was established in 2005 to raise awareness of the devil facial tumour disease and boost the endangered population through a breeding program.
In 2009, the not-for-profit organisation proposed to build its own breeding facility but in 2011 The Examiner revealed it had never eventuated.
Devils in Danger founder Ray Green said the foundation had since changed management and direction.
``We decided that the best way forward is to work with a couple of different establishments, and more if they want to come on board, and help them expand by supporting their breeding programs,'' Mr Green said.
He said the foundation was using money it had raised since 2005 and future funds to help existing wildlife parks grow the species.
``We don't want to see, kids having to go to the mainland to see devils because that's where they are being taken,'' he said.
Wings Wildlife owner Colin Wing said an excavator would arrive at the Gunns Plains site on Thursday to start construction on the Devils in Danger sponsored enclosure.
``If we hadn't got someone to help, we would have had to stop breeding because we wouldn't have had enough pens,'' Mr Wing said.
Zoodoo director Trevor Cuttriss said his zoo had already started breeding.