We are listed on the Register of Environmental Organisations meaning that donations to The Wombat Foundation are tax deductible under Australian law.
We have no paid staff and our board of directors give their time freely which means that our administrative costs are extremely modest.
Since our inception in 2004, we have raised more than $200,000 towards research and recovery actions to conserve the Northern hairy-nosed wombat.
We work tirelessly to build the community’s awareness of the plight of the wombats and to encourage continued investment in conservation of the species.
Meet our Board
The Wombat Foundation is the only organisation dedicated exclusively to the conservation of the Northern hairy-nosed wombat.
Northern hairy-nosed wombats
Jacqui has a longstanding affinity with wombats and is committed to campaigning for wildlife. She works for World Animal Protection.
Naomi Henry has been working with wildlife as a wildlife rescuer, carer and teacher for 15 years. She has been Mammal Coordinator, and Overall Animal Coordinator for Wildcare Queanbeyan. She is adirector of the Voiceless council, and representative on the New South Wales Wildlife Council. With her husband Ken, she has been a caretaker at Epping Forest, and experienced life with the wombats at first hand.
Jackie French is an author from the Araluen Valley, NSW. Her book "Diary of a Wombat" is a hit with the young - and the young at heart alike! Jackie has studied Bare-Nosed, or 'common', Wombats for 35 years.
Visit Jackie's site at www.jackiefrench.com
Peter Nicholson produced the original study of the Bare-nosed wombat in 1960 aged 15 by crawling down burrows and making friends with the inhabitants. The published findings of this inspirational study over the years lead many others to undertake further studies. He became an economist not a zoologist but has continued to champion the cause of further research into wombats and a better understanding of these loveable characters.
Suzy Nethercott-Watson moved to a rural property in the year 2000 which ignited a long held connection with the environment and wildlife. She has worked in Commonwealth water related infrastructure and science programs, and environmental policy, for a number of years with additional professional experience in other private and public sector organisations, logistics management, business startup and program management positions. Suzy is a wildlife carer specialising in raising ‘pinkies’ the smallest of the baby wombats, possums, wallabies and kangaroos.