University of Tasmania

Make a gift to Wombat Research

You are on the secure donation page of the University of Tasmania Alumni & Friends site.

All personal information you share with the University is treated in accordance with the University's Privacy Policy.

 

University of Tasmania wombat research

University of Tasmania research is striving to aid wombats, suffering from the parasitic disease, sarcoptic mange.

Introduced to Australia by European settlers, sarcoptic mange is caused by a parasitic mite that burrows into wombats’ skin causing hair loss, skin thickening, and a painful decline in health until death. In addition to its animal welfare impacts, outbreaks of sarcoptic mange in Tasmania’s Narawntapu National Park have killed >95% of the wombat population since 2010.

Based on an understanding of wombat behaviour, physiology, genetics and immune systems, work is being undertaken to develop practical solutions to control this disease in the wild. University of Tasmania researchers and students are leading these efforts, working to achieve sustainable methods of mange control among wombat populations across the State.

Please fill in the online form below, or alternatively, you may print and complete the Donation Form (PDF 93.4 KB).

If you need help with making your gift online, or you would like to discuss your gift, please contact us by phone on +61 3 6226 1920 or via email through University.Giving@utas.edu.au

I wish to give
$     *
Donation Information
Choose how you wish to give:

Donor Information
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
Payment Information
*
*
  *
*
help *