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The Ripper Alliance Partnership

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

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

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

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

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

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

Sunday, January 19, 2020

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

Saturday, January 18, 2020

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

Friday, January 10, 2020

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

Emergency Food, Water and Shelter for Wildlife

Friday, January 10, 2020

Updated 27th January, 2020 Many areas of Australia are experiencing the world drought on record and unprecedented catastrophic fires that have burnt millions of hectares of land. The combination of these events has been tragic for wildlife with conservatively over 1 billion animals estimated to have been affected and surviving animals are... read more

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