Founder and President of Wombat Rescue NSW/ACT Inc (~ Wombat Rescue), Yolandi, emigrated to Australia in 2013 and fell in love with wombats.
Wombat Rescue was born after she started doing rescue drives on rural roads to find injured, shot or orphaned wombats that needed help.
We are now a small passionate team dedicated to the mission of Wombat Rescue.
Our mission is to protect, support and rescue wombats through education, advocacy and in-field services
The work is sometimes gruelling with late nights, early mornings, rough terrain, searching for hours for a sick wombat to no avail, spending hours on the road, and not having time to have a warm dinner or long vacation.
That’s the life of a rescuer and wildlife carer.
But it also brings a deep sense of accomplishment, fulfillment and peace when you help an animal.
Without our help and a change in how we live amongst them, the Bare-nosed wombat as a species will be in trouble soon. Their numbers are dwindling and only having a joey every two years is not sustainable.
This is why we are here and the focus for Wombat Rescue. To save the species and raise awareness of their plight.
The Dream… Maybe one day we will be able to afford a piece of land where we can build a sanctuary for the wombats we rescue and others that desperately need to come into care but have nowhere to go….especially the adults that no-one wants or can take on.
I would give anything to do this full-time. Having only evenings, nights and weekends available means there are wombats that don’t get the urgent help they need. This is where the greatest need lies….not enough sanctuaries to look after these precious animals. I want to save them all, and although I can’t, perhaps I can save a few..