Burrows of Hope: Wombat Sanctuary Fund

by Wombat Support and Rescue NSW/ACT Incorporated
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Burrows of Hope: Wombat Sanctuary Fund
Burrows of Hope: Wombat Sanctuary Fund
Burrows of Hope: Wombat Sanctuary Fund

Summary

This project aims to secure bush land, creating a safe haven for wombat releases. Vast, mange-free, near a river, it will aid many future releases for wombats but also other native species that need a safe haven. For wombats needing additional support like Edward Teddy, spacious enclosures will be custom built to help the transition.

$1M
total goal
$976,062
remaining
301
donors
29
monthly donors
4
months

Challenge

Wombats encounter significant challenges. Orphans, injured and sick wombats are rescued by wildlife rescuers, rehabilitated and prepared for release back into the wild. But issues arise finding suitable lands for release. Satisfactory sites are scarce. Smaller properties can only support a small number of releases. Sarcoptic mange has afflicted most wombat populations, and culling by neighbouring rural landholders and busy rural roads can further diminish availability of suitable release sites.

Solution

The purchase of a large bush property will provide sanctuary and refuge to rescued wombats. It will enable us to release wombats year on year for the long-term. This property will be a safe haven for those wombats in care that need to be released and those that need ongoing support and transitioning. We can build large enclosures that are self-sustainable, and other infrastructure for those wombats needing extra support. This project will also provide an ideal space for scientific research.

Long-Term Impact

Finding suitable release sites for rehabilitated wombats is fraught with pitfalls and unfortunate results. Wombats suffer as a result, from territorial attacks, mange, road collisions and culling . A large sanctuary and refuge will mitigate these harms. Our hand-raised orphans and carefully nurtured sick wombats will be able to safely transition back into the wild. This will enable us to release a significant number of wombats every year.

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Organization Information

Wombat Support and Rescue NSW/ACT Incorporated

Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory - Australia
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Yolandi Vermaak
Canberra , ACT Australia
$23,938 raised of $1,000,000 goal
 
398 donations
$976,062 to go
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