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Read about WIRES native animal rescue and care stories and updates on WIRES work with wildlife.

Water Stations for Wildlife

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Due to the tragic fires and drought surviving wildlife in the wild have been facing significant challenges. Additional access to water was a major priority and early January WIRES was able to support work being conducted by Greater Sydney Local Land Services. read more

WIRES Emergency Wildlife Relief and Recovery Plans

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

In the aftermath of Australia’s devastating bushfires and drought, WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information and Rescue and Education Service Inc) has received unprecedented global support from individuals and organisations donating to WIRES Emergency Fund to help Australian native wildlife. read more

The Ripper Alliance Partnership

Thursday, February 27, 2020

WIRES has partnered with The Ripper Alliance investing $150,000, with the generous support of Westpac, in a six-month trial to test the use of drone technology to assist in the provision of fast rescue assistance for wildlife impacted by major emergencies. It is anticipated that the use of drones will complement on the ground efforts to identify surviving wildlife in bushfire affected areas. read more

FAQs Bushfire Funding

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

The level of compassion for the plight of wildlife and the outpouring of support for our rescue and care work with wildlife has been unprecedented. Please find below the answers to some common questions being received. read more

WIRES announce 3 Million Dollars for Emergency Wildlife Rescue and Care

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES) has launched two national emergency relief grants programs to support volunteers assisting wildlife as well as the veterinary sector, both of which are working tirelessly to manage native animals currently requiring immediate and ongoing care.
WIRES has established a national $1 million emergency ‘WIRES Wildlife Relief Fund*’ for frontline wildlife rescue and volunteer groups. The fund will provide immediate assistance to cover the costs associated with the rescue and care of animals affected by fire, drought and extreme weather conditions.  read more

Over 1 Billion Animals Lost

Sunday, January 19, 2020

After months of concurrent fires devasting Australia there are still dozens of fires burning in NSW alone.  read more

Emergency Help Requests

Saturday, January 18, 2020

During the emergency events underway in Australia WIRES have received an overwhelming amount of calls, enquiries and offers of help from within Australia and internationally.  read more

Statement from WIRES CEO, Leanne Taylor

Friday, January 10, 2020

Statement from WIRES CEO, Leanne Taylor.
For immediate release, 10th January, 2020.

In what has become one of Australia’s most severe bushfire seasons, WIRES would like to take a moment to thank everyone for their support.

From funding contributions by businesses, organisations, high profile celebrities and the overwhelming support of the international and local community, we are inspired by your generosity and committed to continuing to provide rescue and care for native animals impacted by the bushfires and preserving and protecting Australian wildlife into the future. read more

Emergency Food, Water and Shelter for Wildlife

Friday, January 10, 2020

Updated 27th January, 2020 read more

Emergency Update January 2020

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

It is with shock that we continue to face the unfolding fire and drought catastrophe in NSW and Australia.

Over 4.9 million hectares of land has been burnt in NSW alone this season. Distressingly the fires in Australia to date have burnt more land that the tragic Californian wildfires and Amazon fires combined.  read more


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