These Cute Wombats Need Our Help


Help Save the Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat

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Last month, the world celebrated with news that a new northern hairy-nosed wombat had been born in Queensland, Australia. News of any newborn animal always brings smiles, but this particular headline was special. That’s because the marsupial is one of the rarest animals in the world, with numbers estimated around 250.But the new addition to may not be enough to help the species if the federal government doesn’t get a handle on the uncontrolled land clearings in the state that threaten the wombat’s survival.

In 2013, the Queensland government saw fit to weaken land protection laws opening up the floodgates to land clearing. Since that time, nearly 300,000 hectares of of bush have been toppled per year — more than three times the rate prior to the new regulations. Now, almost 10% of the wombat’s habitat has been or is set to be cleared in the near future.

This is one of Australia’s iconic marsupials, and it will take all of us to help make sure they don’t disappear.

Australia needs to take control of the land clearing that threatens to destroy even more of the northern hairy-nosed wombats habitat and damage other parts of the state’s rich biodiversity before it is too late. With only 250 animals left there is no room for error nor time for dragging feet.

Sign the petition and ask the minister for energy and the environment, Josh Frydenberg, to crack down on the uncontrolled land clearings that are destroying Australia’s natural heritage.

Thank you for making a difference,

  Andrew M. The Care2 Petitions Team

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