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WIRES and Landcare Join Forces

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

COVID-19 Wildlife Rescue Advice

Updated 28th March  The situation with COVID-19 is changing rapidly. Currently, WIRES are operating normally and implementing plans to ensure we can continue to operate every day to assist sick, injured and orphaned wildlife.  We are following all government directives and taking precautionary measures advised by the Department of Health so... read more

Water Stations for Wildlife

Water Stations for Wildlife

Due to the tragic fires and drought surviving wildlife in the wild have been facing significant challenges. Additional access to water was a major priority and early January WIRES was able to support work being conducted by Greater Sydney Local Land Services. With support from WIRES Greater Sydney Local Land... read more

WIRES Emergency Wildlife Relief and Recovery Plans

In the aftermath of Australia’s devastating bushfires and drought, WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information and Rescue and Education Service Inc) has received unprecedented global support from individuals and organisations donating to WIRES Emergency Fund to help Australian native wildlife. WIRES takes the responsibility of these donations extremely seriously and we are... read more

The Ripper Alliance Partnership

WIRES has partnered with The Ripper Alliance investing $150,000, with the generous support of Westpac, in a six-month trial to test the use of drone technology to assist in the provision of fast rescue assistance for wildlife impacted by major emergencies. It is anticipated that the use of drones will... read more

FAQs Bushfire Funding

The level of compassion for the plight of wildlife and the outpouring of support for our rescue and care work with wildlife has been unprecedented. Please find below the answers to some common questions being received. How is WIRES spending the funds donated to the Emergency Fund during the 2019-2020... read more

WIRES announce 3 Million Dollars for Emergency Wildlife Rescue and Care

NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES) has launched two national emergency relief grants programs to support volunteers assisting wildlife as well as the veterinary sector, both of which are working tirelessly to manage native animals currently requiring immediate and ongoing care. WIRES has established a national $1 million... read more

Over 1 Billion Animals Lost

Over 1 Billion Animals Lost

After months of concurrent fires devasting Australia there are still dozens of fires burning in NSW alone.  During the worst drought on record, over 10 million hectares of land has been burnt in Australia since the start of this fire season, over 6 million hectares of that is threatened species habitat... read more

Emergency Help Requests

During the emergency events underway in Australia WIRES have received an overwhelming amount of calls, enquiries and offers of help from within Australia and internationally.  We are still coming to terms with the devastating loss of life and habitat due to the bushfires and it means a great deal to us... read more

Statement from WIRES CEO, Leanne Taylor

Statement from WIRES CEO, Leanne Taylor. For immediate release, 10th January, 2020. In what has become one of Australia’s most severe bushfire seasons, WIRES would like to take a moment to thank everyone for their support. From funding contributions by businesses, organisations, high profile celebrities and the overwhelming support of... read more

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