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2021 Wildlife Photography Competition

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

2021 Wildlife Photography Competition

Each year WIRES runs a highly anticipated wildlife photography competition. This competition is an opportunity for our community to share their favourite photographs of Australian wildlife taken in the wild or in care over the past year. The images shared with us and those selected as our finalists in previous... read more

National Science Week: Conservation Ecology with Aussie Ark

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

National Science Week: Conservation Ecology with Aussie Ark

To celebrate #NationalScienceWeek we caught up with our partners AussieArk to talk about conservation ecology, threatened species and the Barrington Tops Sanctuary.Could you tell us a bit about Aussie Ark, your mission and why it is so important for the future of Australian wildlife? Aussie Ark was established in 2011... read more

Koala Health Hub | Project Update

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Koala Health Hub | Project Update

Following the major 2019/20 bushfires, the Koala Health Hub (KHH) at the University of Sydney was the recipient of a three-year grant from WIRES. The grant has sustained the KHH and allowed it to respond to a dramatic increase in need for koala care and management following decades of drought... read more

Polar Blast may impact vulnerable animals

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Polar Blast may impact vulnerable animals

With the 'Polar Blast' hitting much of eastern Australia this week we would like to share some information on how this sort of weather can impact wildlife and how you can help. Although most of our native animals are well adapted to normal changes in weather conditions, extended periods of... read more

WIRES Supporting ARC in Emergency Response Capacity Building

Thursday, April 15, 2021

WIRES Supporting ARC in Emergency Response Capacity Building

WIRES has announced $420,000 in funding for Animal Rescue Cooperative (ARC) to help improve national emergency response capabilities and provide national assistance to the wildlife rescue and rehabilitation sector. This grant is building on the support provided in the aftermath of 19/20 summer bushfires and drought. WIRES worked closely with... read more

Men's Sheds Helping Wildlife

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Men's Sheds Helping Wildlife

Natural tree hollows are an increasingly scarce and valuable resource for many native species and for some they are essential. Hollows provide safe places to shelter and in many cases to breed. Natural hollows that are suitable to support wildlife can take 100-200 years to form and many hollow-bearing trees... read more

Bushfire recovery update: Mid North Coast Macropod Enclosure Construction

Monday, March 29, 2021

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

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

Saturday, March 20, 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