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2022 Wildlife Photography Competition

Thursday, September 8, 2022

2022 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 native wildlife taken in the wild or in care over the past year. read more

Improving Animal Rescue Response Times

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Improving Animal Rescue Response Times

The recent flood/storm weather events across QLD and NSW were unprecedented in scale, and the repercussions on communities, the environment and our native wildlife was devastating. read more

Australia State of the Environment Report 2021

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Australia State of the Environment Report 2021

The release of Australia State of Environment Report 2021 (SoE Report 2021) has raised national attention to the state of crisis in our native environment. Australia’s unique ecosystems hold the greatest number of endemic species on the planet, yet with 53% of species listed as Endangered or Critically Endangered, and... read more

Phillip Island Nature Parks National Grant Update

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Phillip Island Nature Parks National Grant Update

Phillip Island is home to a colony of over 1.4 million native short-tailed shearwaters! This migratory bird is protected and managed by Phillip Island Nature Parks, 2021 WIRES National Grant Program recipients. During April-May, the shearwater fledglings are preparing to start their first migration north to the Aleutian Islands off the coast of Alaska. read more

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

Monday, May 16, 2022

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

Monday, May 16, 2022

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

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Floods and Storms - Wildlife Assistance Advice

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 from the relevant State authorities. For your own safety do not enter floodwaters at any time and if you are caught in a flood, call triple zero 000 for help. read more

Flying-fox Veterinary Vaccination Grant

Sunday, March 20, 2022

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

Monday, February 28, 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

University of Sydney Native Wildlife Health and Disease Research Grant Update

Sunday, February 13, 2022

University of Sydney Native Wildlife Health and Disease Research Grant Update

WIRES is currently funding research at the University of Sydney School of Veterinary Science to better understand and manage wildlife diseases. A survey of wildlife organisations and carers conducted by the University highlighted a total of 210 different injuries/illnesses/diseases that require more research. read more