New SA Bill to increase wombat protection after a decade of burrow destructions

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A local wombat advocate said “thousands of wombats are buried alive every year.”

However, a Bill to ensure greater protections for wombats passed the South Australian Parliament last week, aiming to put a stop to burrow destructions. Following a decade-long fight from advocates …

The Greens Bill once enacted will make it is explicitly illegal to kill wombats while adding greater protection to the species’ burrows in zoned areas.


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