THE GOOD THING ABOUT WOMBATS IS… THEY ARE ON THE CRITICALLY ENDANGERED LIST… WHICH MEANS…

…WE CAN STILL SAVE THEM FROM BECOMING EXTINCT.

What is the conservation status of the northern hairy-nosed wombat?

•    Critically Endangered internationally under the International Union for the Conservation Of Nature (IUCN) Redlist of Threatened Species, which lists species at a global level.
•    Endangered in Queensland under the Queensland Nature Conservation Act 1992
•    Endangered nationally under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

At the last census in 2013 there was an estimated population of 196 wombats at Epping Forest National Park. With the current population of nine wombats at Richard Underwood Nature Refuge and the expected increase since the 2013 census, it is estimated that there are now approximately 230 northern hairy-nosed wombats on the planet.  They still need our help.  We are currently engaged in conversations about raising much needed funds via the conservation series of THE GOOD THING ABOUT books.

Common name: northern hairy-nosed wombat
Scientific name: Lasiorhinus krefftii (Lasio = hairy; rhinus = nose; krefftii = after Gerard Krefft, Director of the Australian Museum from 1864-1874
Family: Vombatidae (wombats)

Further reading about wombats under threat.