Plenary Speakers

We are pleased to confirm the following Plenary Speakers for ICTC 2023

Dr Joyce Maschinski (retired)

Center for Plant Conservation and San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance

Professor Carlos Ruiz-Miranda

Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense

Dr Samantha Fox, Save the Tasmania Devil Program, Tasmania

Dr. Samantha Fox is a Wildlife Biologist with the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program in Tasmania. In her 15 years working with wild devil populations’, she has led a trial program looking at the most effective way of translocating healthy devils into wild populations heavily impacted by the contagious cancer, devil facial tumour disease (DFTD). This has focused on ensuring success for the released animals but also attempted to understand the impacts of the release on the incumbent wild population. Sam’s plenary will focus on the introduction of Tasmanian devils onto Maria island off the east coast of Tasmania, in response to the threat of extinction of the species. She will discuss lessons learnt over the past 10 years of managing the devil population on Maria island, including managing public expectations