Animals
 Australia
Project #15888

Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat Appeal

by Conservation Volunteers Australia
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Summary

Sadly, the iconic Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat is faced with habitat loss and life-threatening health challenges which are drastically diminishing some of the last remaining populations. Brookfield Conservation Park in the Mallee region of South Australia provides one of the last natural strongholds for this species. We are working closely with researchers and locals undertaking vital wombat research, providing a protected habitat and giving the Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat hope for the future
$40,000
total goal
$35,377
remaining
76
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

The Southern Hairy-nosed wombat needs our help! Increasing pressure from agriculture, loss of habitat, danger from roads and a new, fatal health issue are decimating populations of this charismatic species. The emerging health issue causes painful skin lesions, loss of hair, emaciation and often results in liver & kidney failure and death. Scientists have recently identified that this is largely due to the lack of native food grass regeneration and over grazing by other competing species.

Solution

Brookfield Conservation Park, located 128km from Adelaide, provides one of the last safe-havens for Southern Hairy-nosed Wombats. Conservation activities to re-establish native grassland areas will provide vital food for the wombat. In addition, further development of a research station at Brookfield CP will enable scientists, students and volunteers to better understand the devastating effects of this emerging health issue and assist in developing long term management strategies.

Long-Term Impact

One of only 2 hairy-nosed wombat species in the world, the Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat is a state faunal emblem and local icon. Suffering impacts from habitat degradation, agriculture and a new mysterious health issue, Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat numbers are in serious local decline. Vital habitat restoration activities and important research at Brookfield Conservation Park will assist the species to overcome these challenges and ensure that it does indeed have a Wild Future in South Australia.

Resources

http:/​/​www.conservationvolunteers.com.au
Give the Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat a Wild Future

Organization Information

Conservation Volunteers Australia

Location: Mount Pleasant, Victoria - Australia
Website: http:/​/​www.conservationvolunteers.com.au
Project Leader:
Madeline Townsend
Mt Helen, Ballarat, Victoria Australia
$4,623 raised of $40,000 goal
 
88 donations
$35,377 to go
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