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Rally: Say 'No' to cash for trees

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Rally: Thursday, June 15th. Join concerned Sydneysiders in front of NSW Minister for the Environment Gabrielle Upton's office at 330 New South Head Road, Double Bay, on Thursday 15th June, 2017 at 8:30am to protect our local trees and wildlife and say "no" to new cash for trees legislation.  read more

Laid back koala makes an impression

Friday, June 09, 2017

Col in careKoalas in NSW are now listed as 'Vulnerable' by the NSW government. This means they are at high risk of extinction in the medium term and this in turn makes each and every rescue and release that WIRES is able to accomplish even more important in the scheme of their long-term survival.

In February a property owner at Caroona, south of Gunnedah spotted a koala hanging around a lonely stand of young red gum. This was during a period of very high temperatures.

The owner of the property knew that a nearby bore pipe had sprung a leak making a nice puddle and he thought the koala may have been attracted to the water and did not think too much more about it.

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