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Flying-fox Dispersal Causes Unnecessary Distress

Monday, October 12, 2015


NSW Wildlife, Information, Rescue & Education Service (WIRES) and Sydney Metropolitan Wildlife Services (Sydney Wildlife) have expressed concern for the welfare of a small colony of grey-headed flying-foxes in Avalon after an early morning dispersal of the protected species last Thursday. 
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Help save the next generation of NSW’s wildlife

Monday, September 21, 2015

WIRES is calling on the general public to help save NSW’s native animals as the not-for-profit rescue group enters one of the busiest times of the year.
According to WIRES CEO Leanne Taylor, it is during the springtime breeding season when native animals across NSW are attempting to raise their young that the organisation is inundated with calls from the public.
“In Spring 2014 WIRES received 108 calls for wombats, 1273 calls for wallabies and kangaroos and 2880 calls for possums and gliders,” said Taylor.
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Spring strategies for swooping birds and snakes

Monday, September 07, 2015

WIRES CEO Leanne Taylor has issued a request on behalf NSW’s native wildlife for the public to ‘keep their cool’ when they encounter swooping birds or snakes this spring.  read more

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 - 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