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Emergency Update January 2020

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

It is with shock that we continue to face the unfolding fire and drought catastrophe in NSW and Australia. Over 4.9 million hectares of land has been burnt in NSW alone this season. Distressingly the fires in Australia to date have burnt more land that the tragic Californian wildfires and... read more

Emergency Donations to Help Wildlife

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Updated 6th Feb During the worst drought on record, catastrophic fires have ravaged Australia for months. Over 4.9 million hectares of land has been burnt in NSW alone, over 80 fires are still burning and surviving animals are facing dire food and water shortages and loss of habitat. The situation for... read more

Emergency Wildlife Rescue Advice

Friday, January 3, 2020

NSW is again in a State of Emergency, there are currently 135 fires still burning in NSW, over 4 million hectares of land has already been burnt and the state is bracing for worse to come over the weekend. With communication so difficult at this time there will be areas... read more

Help Us Find this Microbat's Home

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Help Us Find this Microbat's Home

On the afternoon of the 6th December, this tiny microbat was taken to Somersby Vets in the Central Coast, with suspected injuries from the bushfires.  Thankfully, she didn’t have any injuries but she may have been affected by the smoke. With the air so bad across many areas due to hundreds of fires... read more

Unrelenting Fire Emergency

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Unrelenting Fire Emergency

Over 2 million hectares of land have been burnt, dozens of fires are still burning and we are now bracing for heatwave conditions with temperatures of over 40 degrees forecast.Distressingly there is little relief in sight as the Bureau of Meterology (BOM) are predicting a difficult summer with ongoing fire threats and... read more

Koala Rescued from Tragic Fires

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Koala Rescued from Tragic Fires

Only weeks into this year's fire season it is already believed to be the worst on record. Lives have been lost, hundreds of homes have been destroyed and there are still over 150 fires burning in NSW alone, dozens of them uncontained. Over 1.6 million hectares of land have already been... read more

NSW Fire Catastrophe

Monday, November 11, 2019

NSW Fire Catastrophe

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has declared a state of emergency due to the catastrophic fire conditions.  The state is facing unprecendented fire conditions, hundreds of homes, and lives, have already been lost and there are fears that tomorrow things will get worse. The NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) has extended its... read more

Little Penguin falls from the sky!

Friday, October 25, 2019

Little Penguin falls from the sky!

This Little Penguin has had a lucky escape after falling from the sky at Walkers Beach, Gerroa, near Kiama on the NSW south coast. Shocked beachgoers initially called WIRES for help on Saturday afternoon, October 19, explaining a small penguin had dropped in front of them as they made their... read more

Food Fund for Wildlife in Care

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Food Fund for Wildlife in Care

This week is the start of WIRES 6th Annual Wildlife Food Fund which runs from 1st to 31st October. 100% of donations to the Wildlife Food Fund are used on food for native animals in care with our members. Our goal is for 2,500 generous, caring people to give $100,... read more

Tragedy at Tura Beach

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

At 1:30am on Sunday morning, WIRES carer Janine had police knocking on her door. The police were holding a precious joey kangaroo, since named Nullah. Barely 6 months old, Nullah had just become an orphan after his mother was one many Kangaroos struck by a vehicle late on Saturday Night... read more

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