Blog post: Tackling gaps in knowledge to conserve the Northern Hairy nosed Wombat

18 September 2018

Director Suzy Nethercott-Watson delivering keynote address at the Wombat Conference 2018

As the saying goes, “knowledge is power”. Well, we need all we can get if we are to bring back the Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat from the brink of extinction.

That’s why The Wombat Foundation is funding the first ever stock-take of available research on the species: its behaviour, social behaviour, function within the ecosystem and adaptive capacity to a changing environment.
We want to bring together what we know, identify any gaps in knowledge, and then work with land managers and the scientific community to address those gaps to give the wombats the best possible chance of survival.

Today, our director Suzy Nethercott-Watson shared learnings so far in a keynote address at a conference dedicated to wombat conservation in Adelaide. She was joined by director, Josey Sharrad, at the conference.

Suzy and Josey from the Wombat Foundation with Alan Horsup at the Wombat Conference 2018

The Wombat Foundation is going further and sponsoring the conference, entitled, "Wombats through Space and Time".  We want to help bring together like-minded researchers and land managers to share what we know, and tackle knowledge gaps.

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In other news, we now have a Twitter account! If you'd like to connect with us on social media, our links are included below. If you'd like to gain more knowledge and help us on our journey to saving the Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat, please get in touch today or visit the resources on our website.

Connect with us today on Facebook and Twitter!

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Join our community and become a member or make a donation to help. 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 invested in 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.

 

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