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WIRES Emergency Response Team attends the Response, Recovery and Resilience Expo

WIRES Emergency Response Team attends the Response, Recovery and Resilience Expo

The WIRES Emergency Response Team attended the Response, Recovery and Resilience Expo, held at the Mittagong RSL on the 3rd and 4th of May 2022. The Expo provided information to assist the public and local businesses following a disaster event and to connect them with key emergency service providers. read more

WIRES attends the Conservation in Action Conference

WIRES attends the Conservation in Action Conference

The Conservation in Action Conference in Orange, NSW this month brought conservation leaders together nationwide. From presentations by government agencies to university students, program managers to field scientists, WIRES was proud to be a major sponsor of this incredible event which saw over two hundred people attend throughout the three-day event. read more

Floods and Storms - Wildlife Assistance Advice

Floods and Storms - Wildlife Assistance Advice

Flooding, heavy wind and rain can result in stress and shock for wildlife.As storms and heavy rain continue to cause widespread flooding, we are receiving calls to assist animals impacted by the large areas of inundation and fast-flowing floodwaters. We ask that you please always follow the advice and directions... read more

Flying-fox Veterinary Vaccination Grant

Updated 21st March 2022Thank you to all the veterinary practices who applied for a WIRES Flying-Fox Veterinary Vaccination Grant in 2021. As a part of WIRES emergency preparedness program, we established a grant to cover the costs of vaccinations for vet clinic staff nationally, in two rounds up to $100,000. This... read more

Flood Emergency 2022

Flood Emergency 2022

As the floods recede and access becomes possible, our teams have continued to reach into flood affected areas to rescue native animals in desperate need. read more

Yellow-bellied Glider, vocal and vulnerable

Yellow-bellied Glider, vocal and vulnerable

The Yellow-bellied Glider is one of Australia's six gliding marsupials. They are an active and vocal species and are not often rescued and in care. In the southern coastal region of the state, where this glider was found, only a handful have been rescued in recent years. read more

Living with wildlife: Domestic Pets

September is Happy, Healthy Cat Month and a great time to focus on responsible pet ownership.  read more

Heat Stress in Flying-foxes - Interview with Dr. Tania Bishop

Wildlife rescuers and carers rely on veterinary clinics and wildlife hospitals to triage and treat injured Flying-foxes. To explore the need for expanded capacity to treat Bats and Flying-foxes, we caught up with Dr Tania Bishop, to discuss  how extreme heat events impact our Flying-fox populations. Dr Tania Bishop is the... read more

2021 Wildlife Photography Competition

2021 Wildlife Photography Competition

Each year WIRES runs a highly anticipated wildlife photography competition. This competition is an opportunity for our community to share their favourite photographs of Australian wildlife taken in the wild or in care over the past year. The images shared with us and those selected as our finalists in previous... read more

National Science Week: Conservation Ecology with Aussie Ark

National Science Week: Conservation Ecology with Aussie Ark

To celebrate #NationalScienceWeek we caught up with our partners AussieArk to talk about conservation ecology, threatened species and the Barrington Tops Sanctuary.Could you tell us a bit about Aussie Ark, your mission and why it is so important for the future of Australian wildlife? Aussie Ark was established in 2011... read more