Saving wombats with mange
Saving Bare-Nosed Wombats in Eastern Victoria from mange.
Suggested by: Robin
Project partner: Mange Mangement, Inc.
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Sarcoptic mange in wombats in a voracious infestation of mites that, unless treated, progresses until the animal is so severely compromised that it dies with immense suffering. Mange Management has developed an effective program for treating free-living wombats using non-intrusive methods. Their aim is to conserve populations and slow down the spread of mange. Mange Management provides free treatment kits for landowners as well as guidance and advice during the treatment process. They have around 40 pick up points all over Victoria where landowners and volunteers can pick up a free kit., giving landowners a chance to do their part.
Sarcoptic mange is having a devastating effect upon the native wildlife, especially the bare-nosed wombat. Wombats more severely affected than any other species of native wildlife, and once they have contracted the disease they die a slow and agonising death if not treated. Mange Management provides free treatment kits and advice to landowners willing to treat wombats with mange which empowers local communities and often sees neighbours working together. As stewards of our planet and the land we live on, helping wombats makes the community involved in assisting wombats becoming healthy again and preventing the community from witnessing suffering.