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We are very pleased to announce that 'The Wombat Foundation' will be a major sponsor for the conference.


Australia is home to one of the world's most endangered mammals: the Northern hairy-nosed wombats. At one time there were just 35 left on the planet.

The Wombat Foundation is the only organisation dedicated exclusively to conserving this critically endangered species.

Thanks to the work of the Wombat Foundation and the dedicated professionals and volunteers who have worked to save this species, there are now around 250 Northern hairy-nosed wombats. We continue to work tireless to achieve our vision: Northern hairy-nosed wombats living sustainably across their historic range.

If you would like to know more about the Wombat Foundation, or would like to help out in any way, please take the time to visit their website:


Mrs Mary Holt is the patron of Wombats SA, and together with her late husband, Dr John Holt, has held a life-long passion for wildlife, especially wombats. She has been a generous donor to Wombats SA and many other wildlife causes, including in her home in the Blue Mountains region of NSW. A donation from Mrs Holt was instrumental in helping Wombats SA expand Moorunde Wildlife Sanctuary in 2006.


CSIRO Publishing is an Australian-based science and technology publisher. It publishes books, journals and magazines across a range of scientific disciplines, including agriculture, chemistry, plant and animal sciences, natural history and environmental management. Publications like ‘Australian Mammalogy’, ‘Wildlife Research’, and the ‘Australian Journal of Zoology’ provide an important vehicle for the dissemination of research on many of our interesting wildlife species, including wombats.

Becoming a sponsor

Without generous sponsors, events like these simply cannot exist. If you would like to join as a sponsor of the 20th Anniversary Wombat conference, please contact Mike Swinbourne.

20th Anniversary
Wombat Conference
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