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Make a Pledge For Our Fauna

Wednesday, February 24, 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

Monday, December 7, 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

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Official Opening of the Barrington Wildlife Sanctuary

Official Opening of Barrington Wildlife Sanctuary © WIRES WIRES 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... read more

WIRES Introduces Vaccination Grants Program for Veterinary Clinics

Tuesday, November 10, 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

Visiting Aussie Ark

Thursday, October 1, 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

Wednesday, August 19, 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

Saturday, August 15, 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

WIRES and AWC

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

WIRES and AWC

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

Friday, July 10, 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