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

Helping wildlife during heatwaves and bushfires

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Wet&WildWhile most native animals are well adapted to changes in climatic conditions they can still suffer during heatwaves.  Animals can cope with extremes in temperatures they are used to, but if these extremes are unusual for a particular area the animals there will struggle.  read more

Take a Hyundai test drive today to make a difference

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Spring is the busiest time of year for WIRES. In just 12 weeks WIRES rescue team take over 27,000 calls to assist native animals.

Recognising the tremendous pressure this busy time of year puts on our volunteers and our services to Australia's wildlife, Hyundai reached out to donate money to support WIRES this spring. For every test drive taken during the month of November you'll be contributing a donation to WIRES wildlife rescue service. read more

WIRES Rescue App reaches 10,000 downloads

Thursday, November 05, 2015

WIRES Wildlife Rescue appWIRES free Wildlife Rescue App has reached a milestone: 10,000 downloads, and is currently ranked among the top 300 lifestyle apps in Australia. WIRES rescue app provides wildlife advice and rescue assistance for native animals from your phone or tablet. It provides a quick and easy way to find out how you can help sick, injured or orphaned wildlife.  read more

Wallaby rescued 300 metres from shore off Patonga

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Wallaby rescued 300 metres offshore at PatongaFour friends who were out for a day of fishing on Broken Bay on the weekend were astounded when they saw a wallaby in the water. They were over 300 metres off the shore at Patonga!

There was quite a strong wind and they knew they had to act quickly as they could see she was struggling and starting to go under the water and they were losing sight of her in the white caps.  read more

Vigilant and proactive Excavator operator helps chicks

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

An excavator operator was getting ready to clear a block of land when he heard noises coming from a tree stump. When he investigated he found 6 Eastern Rosella chicks in the stump.   read more

WIRES annual Food Fund for Wildlife

Thursday, September 24, 2015

During October we will be launching WIRES Annual Food Fund for Wildlife to raise extra money specifically for wildlife food. Funding food costs for animals is one the many significant costs involved in running a rescue and care service for wildlife, 100% of donations to the Food Fund will go to feed wildlife in care. read more

Reuniting is always the best result

Monday, September 21, 2015

Arborist retrieving magpie nest ©Shannon KaiserAt this time of year WIRES rescue call line and our volunteers are at their busiest. We expect to take more than 27,000 calls for help over the three months of spring. Many of the calls are about displaced chicks or chicks found unattended on the ground. The best result is always to reunite with parents wherever possible.

A tree was being removed in Southern Sydney and a WIRES volunteer was able to be on site to help as the tree loppers and the property owner had all expressed concern for a family of magpie chicks in their nest high up in the tree.
The tree loppers were genuinely concerned about the birds. It was their second day cutting down the tree. 

WIRES volunteer, Shannon, was told that they probably wouldn't be able to get the birds down until at least 10am, so he went to get a pot plant case from a nearby hardware store and used it to create a makeshift birds nest. 
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Snakes shy and reclusive

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Snake moving through yardAs we head into spring and the weather warms up there will be more frequent sightings of reptiles. 

WIRES is beginning to receive calls from people concerned because they have seen a snake on their property.

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Threatened Species Day

Monday, September 07, 2015

Koala“Australia is home to more than 500,000 animal and plant species, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. Over the last 200 years, more than 100 animal and plant species have become extinct. In NSW alone there are close to 1000 animal and plant species at risk of extinction.” NSW Office of Environment & Heritage read more

Biodiversity Month

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Helping to protect our biodiversity?

Biodiversity Month is held in September each year and aims to promote the importance of protecting, conserving and improving biodiversity both within Australia and across the world. The aim is to ensure our important environments and habitats are preserved for future generations of Australians to appreciate and enjoy. read more