Wombats SA began in 1960 as the Natural History Society of South Australia and now our name more accurately reflects what our core work is – wombats! We have been promoting and lobbying for the protection of the native flora and fauna of South Australia ever since we began, no matter by what name. Our focus is on practical conservation and promoting the protection and preservation of our unique natural history by example.  Read more about us…

We manage and maintain the Moorunde Wildlife Reserve, the first established and currently largest sanctuary for Southern Hairy-nosed Wombats in the Murraylands of South Australia. Help us protect and preserve this unique Australian – and faunal emblem of South Australia!

In recent years, Southern Hairy-nosed Wombats in the Murraylands have been experiencing some health problems due to over grazing of their natural food source – native grasses. Wombats SA (also known as the Natural History Society of South Australia), together with other groups and researchers, is engaged in several projects working towards a solution to this situation.

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Hairy-nosed Wombats by artist, author and animal activist Ninon Phillips (1922-2015)