Why we need to act now!
A short drive north of Adelaide, Brookfield Conservation Park is a haven for native wildlife and one of the last protected areas for the Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons). One of only two hairy-nosed wombat species, South Australia remains the last vestige for this remarkable burrowing marsupial.
However, wombats with their large warrens and foraging behaviour can inadvertently cause damage to crops, machinery and infrastructure in agricultural areas. Threats from habitat destruction and fragmentation have resulted in a significant reduction in wombat numbers and distribution. Brookfield Conservation Park was established to ensure that Southern Hairy-nosed Wombats are safe in their natural habitat.
Conservation Volunteers’ ongoing habitat enhancement and population monitoring work at Brookfield Conservation Park will provide a safe haven for Southern Hairy-nosed Wombats. By working together with local landholders, researchers and the Department of Environment & Natural Resources, Conservation Volunteers will help to ensure their ongoing survival.
Saving the Southern Hairy-nosed wombat is an important part of our commitment to the conservation of Australia’s wildlife. Our property at Brookfield Conservation Park was established to ensure that Southern Hairy-nosed Wombats are safe in their natural habitat.
Location: Southern Australia and southeast Western Australia in arid and semi-arid habitats
Threats: Loss of habitat, disease, vehicle strike
Our work: monitoring, habitat management and protection
Taking action to conserve the Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat
Follow our progress via these reports from the field:
- Watching Wombat Warrens for a Wild Future (9 October 2014)
- Help Save the Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat (7 July 2014)
- Wombats, Warrens and Weeds (7 April 2014)
Help save the Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat
Saving Southern Hairy-nosed Wombats is urgent, important and costly.
Would you like to give the Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat a wild future? You can do so by donating through our secure online system.
By volunteering on one of our field projects, you can make a practical contribution and help give the Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat wild future.
For more information on how you can help the Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat contact us