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Bushfire recovery update: Mid North Coast Macropod Enclosure Construction

Many WIRES members directly felt the impact of the 19/20 bushfire season and continue their efforts to rebuild after the tragic losses experienced. WIRES carer Cheryl, the Macropod Coordinator in the Mid North Coast region of NSW, lost an entire enclosure to these fires. With the support of Foundation for... read more

WIRES 35th Anniversary

Through March, we have been celebrating the 35th anniversary of WIRES rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing native wildlife. When WIRES was founded back in 1986, little did we know that 35 years later we would become the largest wildlife rescue organisation in Australia. Click image to enlarge In the last 15... read more

Australian Floods - Wildlife Assistance Advice

Extreme weather events can result in stress and shock for wildlife. As storms and heavy rain continue to lash Australia, we are receiving calls to assist animals impacted by the large areas of inundation and fast-flowing floodwaters. We ask that you please always follow the advice and directions from the... read more

International Women’s Day 2021

Today is International Womens day and we want to celebrate the amazing efforts of women in the WIRES community. WIRES could not exist without the 2788 female volunteers who use their time, energy and knowledge to rescue, rehabilitate and protect our wildlife. Every day, these women choose to make an impact on the wellbeing... read more

World Wildlife Day 2021 – Celebrating wildlife and wildlife carers.

Wednesday 3rd of March is World Wildlife Day and we want to encourage our community to celebrate and protect Australia's incredible native biodiversity. Take a moment today to consider our unique animals and wild places. Australia is home to thousands of unique and varied species which are increasingly at risk.... read more

Official Opening of Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Extension

Official Opening of Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Extension

Just 12 months ago Australia was at the end of our worst fire season in history, which followed one of our worst droughts on record. Native animals need more help now than ever before and thanks to the generosity and compassion for wildlife of the Australian and International community, WIRES has... read more

New Kangaroo Island wildlife refuge launched to protect Australia’s most endangered mammal and support bushfire recovery

New Kangaroo Island wildlife refuge launched to protect Australia’s most endangered mammal and support bushfire recovery

Kangaroo Island Dunnart © AWC/Brad LeueThe new Western River Refuge on Kangaroo Island, was launched this week by South Australian Minister for Environment and Water, David Speirs, securing a critical haven for ecological recovery post-bushfire on the island.WIRES is proud to be a contributor to the project and to be helping Australian Wildlife... read more

Make a Pledge For Our Fauna

In collaboration with Vets For Climate Action we are taking time to remember the 3 billion native animals affected by the extreme weather events of the 2019/20 drought and bushfire season. This is part of the For our Fauna campaign running throughout March. Climate change is having a lasting impact... read more

Australian Bushfires Impact and Recovery

A year on from Australia’s worst bushfire season in history, WIRES and Bush Heritage Australia continue to work collaboratively across the conservation sector to help secure the future of all native species. In this webinar an update is provided by CEO of WIRES Leanne Taylor, Bush Heritage CEO Heather Campbell,... read more

Official Opening of the Barrington Wildlife Sanctuary

Official Opening of the Barrington Wildlife Sanctuary

Official Opening of Barrington Wildlife Sanctuary © WIRESWIRES was invited to Aussie Ark for the official opening of their 400 hectare Barrington Wildlife Sanctuary on the 26th November 2020, joining Aussie Ark President Tim Faulkner, Aussie Ark staff, other partners and Joe Thompson from the Department of Biodiversity and Conservation, to celebrate... read more

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