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Living with wildlife: Domestic Pets

Monday, September 20, 2021

September is Happy, Healthy Cat Month and a great time to focus on responsible pet ownership.   Australians are animal lovers, with many homes having domestic pets. Domestic pets are important companions in our lives but also have the potential to harm native animals. Every pet deserves a safe home where... read more

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

Thursday, September 9, 2021

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

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

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

Thursday, August 19, 2021

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

Koala Health Hub | Project Update

Monday, July 5, 2021

Koala Health Hub | Project Update

Following the major 2019/20 bushfires, the Koala Health Hub (KHH) at the University of Sydney was the recipient of a three-year grant from WIRES. The grant has sustained the KHH and allowed it to respond to a dramatic increase in need for koala care and management following decades of drought... read more

Polar Blast may impact vulnerable animals

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Polar Blast may impact vulnerable animals

With the 'Polar Blast' hitting much of eastern Australia this week we would like to share some information on how this sort of weather can impact wildlife and how you can help. Although most of our native animals are well adapted to normal changes in weather conditions, extended periods of... read more

WIRES Supporting ARC in Emergency Response Capacity Building

Thursday, April 15, 2021

WIRES Supporting ARC in Emergency Response Capacity Building

WIRES has announced $420,000 in funding for Animal Rescue Cooperative (ARC) to help improve national emergency response capabilities and provide national assistance to the wildlife rescue and rehabilitation sector. This grant is building on the support provided in the aftermath of 19/20 summer bushfires and drought. WIRES worked closely with... read more

Men's Sheds Helping Wildlife

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Men's Sheds Helping Wildlife

Natural tree hollows are an increasingly scarce and valuable resource for many native species and for some they are essential. Hollows provide safe places to shelter and in many cases to breed. Natural hollows that are suitable to support wildlife can take 100-200 years to form and many hollow-bearing trees... read more

Flying-fox Veterinary Vaccination Grant

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Thank you to all the veterinary practices who applied for a WIRES Flying-fox Veterinary Vaccination Grant. As a part of WIRES emergency preparedness program, we established a grant to cover the costs of vaccinations for vet clinic staff nationally, up to $50,000. Due to the outstanding response to the program... read more

Bushfire recovery update: Mid North Coast Macropod Enclosure Construction

Monday, March 29, 2021

Many WIRES members directly felt the impact of the 19/20 bushfire season and continue their efforts to rebuild after the tragic losses experienced. WIRES carer Cheryl, the Macropod Coordinator in the Mid North Coast region of NSW, lost an entire enclosure to these fires. With the support of Foundation for... read more

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