Protect Critically Endangered Wombat from Extinction

Target: The Honourable Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia

Goal: Save the critically endangered northern hairy-nosed wombat.

The northern hairy-nosed wombat native to Australia has been upgraded from endangered to critically endangered. Only 250 of these animals remain due to habitat loss, disease, lack of food, and predators such as wild dogs and feral cats. Currently, it is one of 20 mammals listed as a priority for recovery and protection efforts.

We cannot allow this species to disappear. The preservation of wildlife is vital in this day and age, with so many dangers to the environment and the ecosystem present or threatening to present themselves. These small creatures mostly feed on native grasses; their diet does not bring other animals to harm and also helps keep these grasses from overgrowth. Their presence, like that of other wild animals, is important to the ecosystem. Furthermore, they are fairly docile and well behaved creatures, never posing a threat to others.

Conservation efforts are currently being made to keep this species alive, and we must aid and support them as much as possible. Sign this petition to demand the government back these efforts and strengthen their protections of the northern hairy-nosed wombat.


Dear Prime Minister Turnbull,

The northern hairy-nosed wombat has been upgraded to critically endangered due to floods, habitat loss, disease, and predators; only 250 remain in existence. This species is vital to preventing the overgrowth of native grasses and the overall well-being of the ecosystem. They are docile creatures, only seeking food and shelter while never posing a threat to other animals.

Conservation efforts are being made, but that is only the first step. Further steps must be taken via legal protections; its habitat must remain untouched and unspoiled by man, and grasses must be kept pure from poisons or chemicals for them to feed on. They must be vaccinated against diseases as well. Please help keep the northern hairy-nosed wombat from disappearing forever.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Jason Pratt

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  2. Nooshin Perla says:

    Why are we the people, distorting this planet and its beautiful animals? If we Don’t stop this wrong doing, we will be SORRY!!

  3. Your petition has merit…. but if you’re truly serious about saving a species from extinction you must know your species!! You’ve got a photo of a southern hairy-nosed wombat on the petition. It loses impact for that very reason.

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