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Hair Census For Hairy Nosed Wombat

Hair Census For Hairy Nosed Wombat

The Wombat Foundation recently contributed towards an important project to conduct genetic analysis – or ‘hair census’ – of the northern hairy-nosed wombat population at Epping Forest National Park (Scientific). Field officers from the Department of Environment and...

Recovery Action Plan 2022 released

Recovery Action Plan 2022 released

Officially Released: Recovery Action Plan for Northern Hairy Nosed Wombats. We are proud to partner and support this threatened species program Recovery Action Plan (RAP) for the Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat, which is a vital roadmap to ensure the future of this native...

Hairy-nosed Day 2021: Dunny Wombat Chapter Two release

Hairy-nosed Day 2021: Dunny Wombat Chapter Two release

With thanks from director Jackie French, we are proud to release this exclusive Hairy-nosed Day 2021 special, the Dunny Wombat Chapter Two! You'll remember from 2020 HND that we released Chapter 1 - check that out here.   Dunny Wombat Chapter Two by Jackie...

The Wisdom of Wombats by Tim Harcourt

The Wisdom of Wombats by Tim Harcourt

Written by Tim Harcourt* We reached ‘Peak Wombat’ in the devastating summer bushfires of 2019-20. A news report said that Wombats had been somehow herding up the animals and leading them to their burrows to shelter as the fires raged through the Australian bush....

Blog post: Hairy-nosed Day 2020 Knitting Challenge!

Blog post: Hairy-nosed Day 2020 Knitting Challenge!

As part of Hairy-nosed Day, The Wombat foundation is calling on all the talented knitters out there to help us raise funds to save the Critically Endangered Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat. You can create a gorgeous soft wombat using this pattern kindly donated to The...

Blog Post: Hairy-nosed Day 2020 – Dunny Wombat Chapter Release

Blog Post: Hairy-nosed Day 2020 – Dunny Wombat Chapter Release

This Hairy-nosed Day, May 11 2020, we bring you the first chapter in the life of Dunny Wombat by Jackie French. For years, hard working volunteer caretakers at Epping Forest National Park have shared stories of the antics of Dunny Wombat: the wombat whose burrow may...

New site a priority for Queensland government

After our successful crowd funding campaign raised more than $25,000 towards a new home for the Northern Hairy nosed Wombats, the Queensland government has reassured the community that the search for additional sites for the species remains a priority. The ABC covered...

Australian Geographic gets behind the Northern Hairy-nosed Wombats

From now until the end of the year, Australian Geographic is supporting The Wombat Foundation through a fundraising appeal online and in-store. Why not consider Christmas shopping at Australian Geographic knowing your purchase will help us bring the Northern...