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Visiting Aussie Ark

Friday, October 2, 2020

Visiting Aussie Ark

Eastern Quoll Joeys © WIRESMany native Australian species were already at risk of extinction, before approximately 3 billion native animals were killed or displaced by the horrific fires of 2019/2020. Empowered by the support of the community WIRES has been working closely with major partners on key projects to support... read more

WIRES Water for Wildlife Project

Thursday, August 20, 2020

WIRES Water for Wildlife Project

WIRES Water for Wildlife collaboration will build and distribute $1 million worth of arboreal water stations for native wildlife. The project is a direct result of research by the University of Sydney that found koalas used supplemented water extensively throughout the year. This is particularly frequent when extreme weather events... read more

WIRES Partner with Currumbin Wildlife Hospital to Help Wildlife

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

WIRES Partner with Currumbin Wildlife Hospital to Help Wildlife

Image: Steve Holland PhotographyWIRES is proud to be supporting Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, Queensland to expand its facility and be equipped to treat a rapidly increasing number of sick, injured and orphaned Australian wildlife. The hospital was built in 2009 with a plan to cater for a 10-20% growth in admissions... read more


Wednesday, July 22, 2020


WIRES and the Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) have joined forces to help save threatened Australian wildlife in response to the tragic loss of wildlife and biodiversity resulting from the castastrophic fires over Black Summer.  AWC and WIRES are committed to securing the future of Australia’s wildlife. WIRES is contributing more than $1.6... read more

WIRES uses bushfire donations to support University koala research

Saturday, July 11, 2020

WIRES has announced a three-year grant to the Koala Health Hub (KHH) a University of Sydney's School of Veterinary Science initiative to support koala care, management and research. The grant will sustain the KHH and allow it to respond to increasing need for koala care and management following recent bushfires... read more

Wallaroo rescued from suburban roof!

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Late on Sunday night a very unusual call was received from a suburban location in South Western Sydney. The caller told us there was a 'kangaroo' on her roof! WIRES volunteer Amy had just got into bed when she saw the rescue alert. After speaking to Lesley, the homeowner who... read more

Emergency Relief Grants Overview

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The first week of January 2020 was one of the worst in our history, as the ongoing tragic toll of the fires that had raged for months become clear, with millions of hectares of wildlife habitat and many animals lost. Deeply moved by the destruction, the global community donated generously... read more

Supporting Emergency Vet Care

Friday, April 17, 2020

 Supporting Emergency Vet Care

© University of SydneyThe emergency events over the last spring and summer were some of the worst ever experienced. Many vets were inundated with animals needing emergency care including the Avian, Reptile and Exotic Pet Hospital in Camden (AREPH).WIRES is fortunate to work with many exceptional vets to rehabilitate wildlife on... read more

WIRES and ARC Helping Wildlife

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

WIRES and ARC Helping Wildlife

©ARCWIRES have been working closely with ARC, the Animal Rescue Cooperative, during and in the aftermath of the bushfires that devastated Australia during spring and summer. Together, we have been delivering on the ground support to wildlife carers around Australia. This includes a significant financial partnership in wildlife food donations to... read more

WIRES and Landcare Join Forces

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

WIRES and Landcare Australia are delighted to announce a landmark $1 million partnership supporting the recovery of wildlife habitats impacted by bushfire and drought across Australia. Facilitated by global support for wildlife, the WIRES Landcare Wildlife Relief and Recovery Grants will provide eligible local Landcare environment networks and community groups... read more

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