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Media Releases

Read WIRES media releases and contact media@wires.org.au for enquiries about new stories.

Plover killed by arrow in Saratoga

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A masked plover that was found by WIRES shot with an arrow has died from internal injuries. read more

Quick thinking driver saves Wallaroo joey

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

It’s a scenario that every country driver will encounter at some stage – a native animal emerging from the bush at high speed directly in front of their car. read more

250,000 reasons to thank the people of NSW

Monday, March 02, 2015

NSW wildlife is in good hands for tomorrow's World Wildlife Day (Tuesday 03 March 2015) thanks to the NSW public and the dedicated WIRES volunteers according to WIRES CEO, Leanne Taylor.  read more

WIRES applauds the public’s support for native animal rescue app

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

NSW wildlife rescue organisation WIRES is delighted to announce that its new rescue app has achieved over 7500 downloads since the launch just six months ago.  read more

WIRES asks for help to feed hungry mouths

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

WIRES has fielded over 10,000 wildlife rescue calls from public since August and with even more calls expected throughout the breeding season, they are asking the public for help to feed an ever increasing number of hungry mouths.  read more

WIRES springs into action on native animal rescue

Friday, August 29, 2014

WIRES has announced its Spring Rescue Appeal with the help of award winning actor Noni Hazlehurst who has launched the charitable appeal on the WIRES Facebook page - www.facebook.com/WIRES.wildlife.rescue read more

Little koala “George” rescued from the top of a pole on Georges River Road is doing well

Friday, July 04, 2014

WIRES is caring for a young koala who was hit by a car in Sydney’s south west and was rescued by the fire brigade from the very top of a pole.  read more

WIRES launches app to help rescue wildlife

Thursday, June 26, 2014

WIRES has launched a mobile phone app today that will allow most people with an iphone, ipad or android device to report a native animal in need of rescue.  read more

Rare Eastern Pygmy-possum in care with WIRES

Monday, June 23, 2014

After waking from a temporary slumber and going in search of food, an Eastern Pygmy-possum climbed along the door frame of a home in the South of Sydney. Little did she know, that from here she would wind up in the care of long-term WIRES volunteer Tammy Lawler who has been looking after possums like this for years.  read more

Powerful Owl survives concussion

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Native animal organisations have gone to great lengths to get a Powerful Owl back to the wild after it presented with a head trauma in Lake Macquarie, NSW in March this year.  read more