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Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons)



Species Action Statement

This species has been assigned to the Partnership species management stream under the Saving our Species program.

Justification for allocation to this management stream

Less than 10% of the species' total population occurs within NSW.

Conservation status

Management objectives

This action statement aims to secure critical populations of this species in NSW in the long-term.

Species sightings and management sites across NSW

OEH is currently developing a targeted approach for managing Partnership species species. In the interim, the following management actions have been identified for this species.
  • Create an incentive program so as to encourage location and disclosure of threatened species by landholders and general public.
  • If rediscovered undertake an immediate assessment of the status of the population, identify any threats and determine the appropriate recovery strategy for each local warren/population.
  • Develop a community education strategy for habitat rehabilitation/protection through incentives.
  • Encourage community awareness and involvement through various media.
  • Protect local warren sites from livestock grazing in order to increase local forage biomass.
  • Encourage and train landholders to conduct annual monitoring of known populations.
  • Conduct genetic testing (hair sampling of live wombats) to determine similarity of NSW and SA populations.
  • Determine significance of species to indigenous cultures and encourage involvement by indigenous people in recovery actions.
  • Control feral goats and rabbits near any rediscovered warrens (best practice: locally efficient and effective).

Are you or is someone you know doing conservation work for this species or in this area?

Contact us to tell us about the work. Your input will help OEH evaluate the status of threatened species and provide a broader picture of conservation work across NSW.