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WIRES 35th Anniversary

Monday, March 29, 2021

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

Sunday, March 21, 2021

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

Monday, March 8, 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, March 3, 2021

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

Monday, March 1, 2021

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

Saturday, February 27, 2021

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

Thursday, February 25, 2021

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

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

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

Friday, November 27, 2020

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

WIRES Introduces Vaccination Grants Program for Veterinary Clinics

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

UPDATE: Applications for Round 1 have closed. Round 2 Applications are now open   please visit https://www.wires.org.au/veterinary-vaccination-grants to apply WIRES is calling for veterinary practices who would like to treat flying-foxes or expand the treatment they currently provide, to apply for a grant to cover the costs of necessary vaccinations... read more

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