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Plasson sponsors Tasmanian Devil

Plasson Australia has welcomed a new member to the family.
 
Under an exclusive 12 months sponsorship, Plasson supports the life of one endangered
Tasmanian Devil called "Plasson" at “Devils@Cradle”, a unique Tasmanian conservation
sanctuary located at the entrance to the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain National Park.
 

The funds Plasson Australia is providing will assist with veterinary assessments and supplies, 
daily food and husbandry requirements and future planning for the life of the animal such as 
enclosures, breeding requirements and transportation.

Plasson has teamed up with its German manufacturing partner SIMONA AG and Tasmanian
customer Mitchell Plastic Welding to sponsor a total of three devils jointly.
Their names are Plasson, Simona and Mitchell.

“Plasson comes from the Hebrew words for Plastic (Plass) and strength (on).
We chose the devil name Plasson not only for the obvious reason but also because we do believe
in the strength and resilience of the Tassie devil to live for many more years,”
says Joshua Kirton, CEO Plasson Australia.

Found only in Tasmania, the Tasmanian Devil has been classified as ‘endangered’ following
a decline of up to 90 per cent across its natural range due to a contagious facial cancer known
as Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD). The Save the Tasmanian Devil Program was established
in response to DFTD. Despite the decline in numbers since the early 1990s, populations of
Tasmanian devils remain widespread in Tasmania from the coast to the mountains.

Plasson's global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been part of the company values,
goals and activities from the beginning of the company’s history. “Making a mark in saving the
native wildlife of Australia has been close to our heart. The additional support of our two business
partners makes sponsorship even more significant for us,” says Joshua Kirton.