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For the latest updates on bushfire recovery projects and emergency response
Read WIRES Emergency Recovery Plan and WIRES National Emergency Response Plan

Emergency Relief Grants Overview

Monday, June 29, 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

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

 Supporting Emergency Vet Care

The 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 an ongoing basis... read more

WIRES and ARC Helping Wildlife

Sunday, April 12, 2020

WIRES and ARC Helping Wildlife

WIRES 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. 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

COVID-19 Wildlife Rescue Advice

Thursday, March 19, 2020

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

Saturday, March 14, 2020

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

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

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

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