Jarake Wildlife Sanctuary Ltd

• We rescue, rehabilitate and release injured and orphaned native animals under the licence of local registered wildlife group.

• We educate and liaise with NSW Forestry Corporation, Local Councils, Private developers and other Government Departments, the value of native animal’s habitat and prevention the burying of live wombats during logging, land disturbance and other developments.

• We protect the environment and native animal health through education.

The Sanctuary is located on 130 acres, including approximately 100 acres Conservation Area and member of Humane Society International Wildlife Land Trust and adjacent to Glenbog State Forest. Raymond and Marie Wynan have rescued, rehabilitated and released native animals for over 25 years with Marie as a qualified Veterinary Nurse Certificate 4 and Animal Studies Certificate 3, attained and trained under Wildlife Veterinarian Dr Howard Ralph. The Sanctuary has over 2 acres purpose-built wildlife enclosures for wombats, macropods, possums, gliders and birds, all monitored by security cameras. _With thanks to Mirella and Damien.

We carry out an extensive mange treatment program in free-living wombats, covering large areas of private property and State Forest. See the mange page. Road kill is just too common and we drive regularly to cover local roads, highways and beyond to drag bodies off the roads, check on animals still alive, joeys in pouch or search for “missing” joeys. See “Roadkill” page.

Our “volunteer” work with The NSW Forestry Corporation started in 2014, when they agreed to protect our marked out and GPS recorded wombat burrows during the proposed logging compartments in Glenbog State Forest. We documented the Forestry Corporation’s work only to find most burrows destroyed and backfilled burying many wombats alive. Since the exposure of the Forestry’s practices, we have worked together and developed the “Glenbog Guidelines”, now implemented in all Northern Sections of Glenbog State Forest, Mogo State Forest, Corunna State Forest and other compartments along the South Coast of NSW. The Glenbog guidelines have now also been used in other developments under different Government Departments and private companies and our aim is to expand the use across Australia wherever wombats exist.

We receive no Government funding and to continue our volunteer work, we rely on donations to cover costs such as; milk-formula for joeys, supplement food for the large amount of animals in care, fuel for the long rescue trips, a dedicated rescue vehicle, Vet costs and medication, enclosure maintenance, rescue equipment, etc. The list is long and the costs are high.

Marie volunteer regularly as a Veterinary Nurse at Southern Cross Wildlife Care.

Photo by Anne Nimal