Nick Mooney

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Nick Mooney (born 23 December 1953) is an Australian conservationist, biologist, writer, wildlife expert, and ecological educator[1] best known for his work with the Tasmanian devil.[2] In addition to efforts to learn about the diseases facing and threatening the Devil population,[3] Mooney educates area farmers about the benefits they provide.[4]

In addition to his work with the Tasmanian Devil he is also involved with government efforts related to the search for the elusive, and some believe extinct,[5] Tasmanian tiger, and[6] efforts to prevent foxes from destroying Tasmania's ecosystem.[7] In 2006 Mooney received a Local Hero award as Australian of the Year[8]


  1. ^ John Flinn (23 January 2005). "A Devil of a Time in Tasmania". The San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 17 March 2008.
  2. ^ Sandra Blakeslee (31 May 2005). "In Tasmania, the Devil Now Faces Its Own Hell". The New York Times. Retrieved 17 March 2008.
  3. ^ "Devils Own Disease". Catalyst. ABC TV Science. 19 October 2006. Retrieved 17 March 2008.
  4. ^ Pip Courtney (29 June 2003). "Decils Provide New Business for Tassie Farmer". Landline. ABC TV. Retrieved 17 March 2008.
  5. ^ Stephanie Peatling (25 July 2005). "Extinct or Elusive? Hunting the Tasmanian Tiger". National Geographic News. National Geographic. Retrieved 17 March 2008.
  6. ^ John Flinn (23 January 2005). "Desperately Hoping to Catch as Tasmanian Tiger by the Tail". The San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 17 March 2008.
  7. ^ Tim Jeanes (14 November 2006). "Tas Govt Announces $56m Fox Eradication Program". The World Today. ABC. Retrieved 17 March 2008.
  8. ^ "Australian of the Year Awards – Nick Mooney". Archived from the original on 27 February 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2011.