Our October Community Champion is Wombat Rescue ACT. They’re on a mission to protect, support and rescue wombats through education, advocacy and in-field services across Canberra. The team at Wombat rescue help locate wombats and rehabilitate them until they are healthy and happy enough to be released back into the wild.
Their dedicated volunteers are working with the ACT Government to map all the burrows across the ACT to help implement important health programs. They also provide information to the local community so they can assist if they see a wombat in need of help.
In 2019, Australian Geographic accompanied the group on one of their evenings locating and helping wombats, highlighting the vital work they do in the community between dusk and dawn.
If you would like to join the team and volunteer your time on Sunday mornings, email Yolandi at [email protected] for more information and to sign up.