Endangered, Vulnerable, and Threatened Species

What is being done to save the northern hairy nosed wombat from extinction?


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The Northern hairy-nosed wombat is in a lot of trouble and is considered one of the rarest animals in the world. Apart from the intrusion of people into their environment, the drought of the early 1900's was thought to have finished off all Northern hairy-nosed wombats and they were declared extinct until a tiny population of 35 was found in the Epping Forest in 1937. The Epping Forest National Park was proclaimed in 1971 to protect this last population of Northern hairy-nosed wombats, where they seem to be making a slow recovery. After some dingo predation and the drought of the 1990's, the current population is estimated to be about 110.