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Bushfire and Heatwave advice for helping wildlife

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

During periods of extended high temperatures you can help local wildlife by providing containers of fresh, cool water. Make sure you have a few sticks or stones in bowls or containers so that if small creatures fall in they can make it back out. Where possible refresh the water frequently throughout the day.  read more

WIRES 2017 Australia Day Photo Competition

Friday, January 13, 2017

Open for entries from 13th January, 2017. To enter you simply have to like and then private message your wildlife images to WIRES facebook page. You can also register to receive emails notifying you of the finalists and the competition winners.   read more

Wildlife susceptible to heat

Friday, December 02, 2016

While most native animals are well adapted to changes in climatic conditions they can still suffer during heatwaves.  Animals can cope with extremes in temperatures they are used to, but if these extremes are unusual for a particular area the animals there will struggle.  read more

Food shortage causing high rate of abandoned pups

Friday, November 18, 2016

We have seen a dramatic increase in underweight and abandoned flying-fox pups during early November.

The pups are being abandoned due to a shortage of natural food along the NSW coast, a combination of fewer flowering eucalypts and fruiting trees this season and the ongoing deforestation around coastal areas of NSW. read more

Wildlife Food Fund - Help feed wildlife in care

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

WIRES is calling for help to feed the large number of juvenile native animals that have been recently rescued and is inviting native animals lovers from across NSW to give to the WIRES Food Fund.

WIRES CEO Leanne Taylor said that from now and right through Summer, WIRES volunteers will be feeding hundreds of hungry young native birds and animals to ensure their survival - and the rescue and assistance calls from the public just keep on coming.
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WIRES website is now multilingual

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

It is important that everyone who visits WIRES website is able to access information quickly and easily. It is especially important to ensure everyone is able to find out how to call WIRES to quickly make a report about native wildlife requiring assistance.    read more

Spring will bring 25,000 calls for help

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

In the past financial year WIRES received a record number of calls for rescue advice and assistance, over 77,600 calls in 12 months!  In the next 3 months 25,000 animals are expected to need help. We can assist them, with your support Leanne Taylor, CEO of WIRES, reports a rise in calls for rescue advice and assistance over recent years. In the last 12 months WIRES recorded over 10% more requests for help than the year before. 

The majority of our rescue calls take place in the spring and summer seasons. 
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Young flying-foxes struggling due to a lack of food

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

We are currently receiving an increased volume of calls about young flying-foxes needing help. The main locations of concern are in the east, inner west and Penrith areas of Sydney where there seems to be the most reports of animals in distress. read more

Give Plovers a little love and understanding

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Plover breeding season has started and our rescue line is receiving many calls from members of the community asking for swooping plovers to be relocated. Attempts have been made in the past to relocate the eggs and nests to a more suitable location - the parent birds rarely follow, resulting in abandonment. Relocation or removal of native eggs/nests requires a NPWS permit.
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Animal Collisions peak in winter

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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