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Campbelltown Koalas - Public Statement

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

CAMPBELLTOWN KOALAS – PUBLIC STATEMENT

The Campbelltown area in south-western Sydney contains the only population of koalas listed in NSW as likely to be growing. While koalas found further south in the Wollondilly and Wingecarribee Local Government Areas may also be expanding, those populations are affected by chlamydia. This makes it vital that the chlamydia-free Campbelltown koalas survive as a reservoir of healthy animals from which to regenerate declining populations.
From a scientific, ecological and community perspective, the koalas of Campbelltown are priceless. Few, if any, other major urban areas on earth can claim to support a species as globally recognised and valued as the koala. However, their long-term survival is being directly threatened by the level and speed of urbanisation projected for the Campbelltown and Greater Macarthur area. Read the full public statement read more

WIRES invites you to go 'wild' for a night at the new Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

On October 3, Sydney’s newest luxury hotel - Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour - will open its doors to WIRES and 27 other deserving charities.

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Winds and wildlife

Friday, August 18, 2017

The strong winds across NSW today are creating problems for wildlife and our rescue line is taking many calls.Today there are even reports of a Tawny Frogmouth being blown into the path of a car! read more