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Young flying-foxes struggling due to a lack of food

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

We are currently receiving an increased volume of calls about young flying-foxes needing help. The main locations of concern are in the east, inner west and Penrith areas of Sydney where there seems to be the most reports of animals in distress. read more

Give Plovers a little love and understanding

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Plover breeding season has started and our rescue line is receiving many calls from members of the community asking for swooping plovers to be relocated. Attempts have been made in the past to relocate the eggs and nests to a more suitable location - the parent birds rarely follow, resulting in abandonment. Relocation or removal of native eggs/nests requires a NPWS permit.
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Animal Collisions peak in winter

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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Python takes refuge in engine bay

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Darren Keane, a photographer from Melbourne, was on his way to Protester Falls in the north of NSW recently when he came across a Coastal carpet python slowly crossing the road. Knowing that the reptile was in danger on the road he stopped to slow approaching traffic, however he had not intended to offer the stranger a lift.... read more

June 28 deadline for submissions

Friday, June 17, 2016
The review of Biodiversity Legislation in NSW and the new draft Conservation Bill 2016 is under scrutiny not just from conservation organisations. The respected Wentworth Group of concerned scientists have written to MP's expressing serious concerns with a number of the proposed changes.

In a letter to all MP's the Wentworth group highlighted their concerns about the changes  read more

Possum Partners

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Image thanks GEO GroupA unique partnership between the Junee Correctional Centre, TAFE NSW Riverina Institute and WIRES will result in orphaned and injured Brushtail possums being released back into the wild with a greater chance of survival.  read more

Too many being impacted by land clearing

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Long-nosed Bandicoot joeyThis young male Long-nosed bandicoot was dropped into a local Northern Beaches vet with his mother. They had been found by the side of the road and sadly the mother died overnight at the vet. She didn't have any obvious injuries but it is likely she had been hit by a car and died of internal injuries. read more

Flight of the Fledglings

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Shearwater fledgling This young Shearwater was born on Coffs Harbour's, Mutton Bird Island back in November and now he and thousands like him are ready to take flight, following their parents on their annual migration to SE Asia.  read more

'Golf Ball' turns out to be tiny orphaned puggle

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Echidna puggleThis very young echidna puggle was just three weeks old when its mother was hit by a car, in October 2015.  Kara was driving when she came across an echidna injured on the road; she stopped to help the injured animal.    read more

The Future of NSW Wildlife is Under Threat

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Sign the petition today

There is current law reform being proposed in NSW, that could be implemented any time from March 2016, that would radically put at risk the future of NSW wildlife. These changes are so dire for native animals and the environment that WIRES have partnered with major environmental groups, including the Nature Conservation Council of NSW, Total Environment Centre, National Parks Association of NSW, The Wilderness Society, WWF – Australia, Colong Foundation for Wilderness and Humane Society International, to speak out against the proposed changes. read more