Society Mission Statement

WPSA’s Mission

 

The Wombat Protection Society of Australia (WPSA) is a National Not for Profit Charitable Organisation which was formed to raise money to fund projects that provide wombats with immediate protection from harm, enhance the quality of life of individuals or groups of wombats and to fund projects which develop or maintain suitable habitat and/or sanctuaries for wombats. The Society also funds and supports research projects which meet these criteria.

The WPSA aims to bring together people involved in wombat conservation and protection, maintain a data base of up to date research and information about wombats, and serve as a conduit for further research.

 The Society also educates government departments, the public and carers on the care and welfare of wombats and assists people take action to overcome harm to wombats and their environments.

 The WPSA has presented two very successful National Wombat Conferences, the most recent in 2017.

 The WPSA has, since inception, considered mange, caused by the parasitic mite sarcoptes scabiei the major health issue impacting wombat welfare. The Society, through its’ members and by encouraging and supporting research and collaboration in the treatment and prevention of mange in both free-range wombats and wombats in care, has successfully progressed attention and action around this issue.

 

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