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NSW Fire Catastrophe

Monday, November 11, 2019

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has declared a state of emergency due to the catastrophic fire conditions.  read more

Little Penguin falls from the sky!

Friday, October 25, 2019

This Little Penguin has had a lucky escape after falling from the sky at Walkers Beach, Gerroa, near Kiama on the NSW south coast. read more

Food Fund for Wildlife in Care

Thursday, October 03, 2019

This week is the start of WIRES 6th Annual Wildlife Food Fund which runs from 1st to 31st October.  read more

Tragedy at Tura Beach

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

At 1:30am on Sunday morning, WIRES carer Janine had police knocking on her door. The police were holding a precious joey kangaroo, since named Nullah. read more

Why Birds Swoop and How to Stay Safe

Monday, September 30, 2019
For a few weeks during the breeding season each year, birds such as Magpies, Masked Lapwings and Butcherbirds can act aggressively to deter other birds, animals, domestic pets and people, all of which they perceive as threats, from getting near and potentially hurting, their nests and chicks.  read more

Emergency Help Needed for Flying-foxes

Monday, September 16, 2019

Large areas of Northern NSW and South East Queensland are experiencing what appears to be a severe flying-fox starvation and dehydration event. 

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Emergency Fire Update

Thursday, September 12, 2019

The fire season has started early again this year and many regions are suffering.  read more

Exciting New Partnership for WIRES

Friday, September 06, 2019

WIRES is excited to announce its partnership with 3M.  read more

Southern Giant Petrel rescued in eastern Sydney

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

This is a white phase Southern Giant Petrel, Macronectes giganteus. The bird was found ashore at Clovelly side of Gordon's Bay on the rocks exhausted, late on Saturday afternoon the 3rd August 2019 by local residents, Greg and Janine. Greg and his wife took the bird to Sydney Veterinary Emergency & Specialists in Rosebery. The veterinary staff on duty consulted Taronga Wildlife Hospital and administered necessary fluids to rehydrate the exhausted animal as first aid. The bird was then picked up by local WIRES East branch volunteer Michaela Sukopova. It did not take long for the bird to start showing signs of feeling better. Michaela subsequently called SOSSA to properly identify the species and for consultation on how to best house and care for the bird overnight until it could be taken into rehabilitation.  read more

Possum with head trapped in glass jar makes full recovery and is released

Friday, June 14, 2019

A possum found with a glass jar stuck over his head in Blaxland has been released to the same tree he was rescued from following expert treatment from vets and WIRES.

“It was a textbook release,” said WIRES carer Judith Carter, who attended the initial rescue and cared for the adult male brushtail possum overnight.

“We got there just after dark, and I held up the carrier to his tree. When I opened the lid, he poked his little head out and had a look around. He knew exactly where he was, and scampered up the tree.”
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