After the 2019/2020 bushfires that killed over 3 billion animals came the worst flooding the east coast saw in 100 years, causing significant wombat drownings. 1 year later we still feel the after effects of the fires. We're receiving reports from in & around fire affected areas of mange in wombat populations where previously they were mange free. Wombat Rescue will provide assistance to as many landowners (Public & private) as we can to treat new outbreaks of mange.
Bare-nosed wombats have been suffering from sarcoptic mange which is a parasite causing severe illness and death. The 2020 bushfires and flooding had a significant impact on wombat populations and we are now seeing the accelerated spread of mange to properties where it has not previously been detected. Wombat Rescue's aim is to support and treat wombats on as many properties as possible wherever required where local wombat populations are being affected by sarcoptic mange.
Wombat Rescue will provide the necessary infrastructure to landowners that they require to treat their wombat populations. This includes burrowflaps and medicine. We will use wildlife cameras to monitor the progress of their treatment programs and provide further education and training to members of the public, on rescue and mange and how to use wildlife cameras to monitor the progress of wombat treatment programs.
Mange has been spreading steadily across New South Wales but after the bushfires, have accelerated in areas previously free of mange. The project will aim to assist with management of these areas to treat wombats on the land that are suffering from mange. It will further train and educate the public and raise awareness of the plight of wombats that are suffering from mange.
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