WIRES Clarence Valley
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WIRES Clarence Valley is on the North Coast of NSW and our area of operations is approximately the same area as the Clarence Valley Local Government Area following the Clarence River from around ‘The Gorge’ down to the sea.
This includes the city and towns of Grafton, Maclean, Yamba as well as riverside villages such as Copmanhurst, Ulmarra, Brushgrove/Cowper, Harwood and Tyndale. In the south we cover to the Glenugie, Wooli, Pillar Valley area and along the coast to the north, the area around Iluka, Mororo and Woombah.
Our activities cover a wide range of species, the largest being the Eastern Grey Kangaroo and at the other end of the scale, Feathertail Gliders. Our avian ‘clientele’ includes a number of marine species as well as the usual range of raptors and parrots.
In 2015 Clarence Valley WIRES bat specialists assisted another branch to our north with the rescue and care of hundreds of grey-headed flying fox pups that were orphaned around Casino during a heatwave.
Clarence Valley WIRES received of a number of orphaned birds and small mammals that were displaced as a result of clearing for the Pacific Highway upgrade, currently under construction in our local area. Potential habitat trees had been identified by the environmental monitoring teams prior to clearing. The surrounding areas were cleared and the habitat trees left to give any resident animals time to relocate. When trees were felled the ecologists were on hand to rescue any animals that had not moved on. Our branch was contacted to care for rescued pardalote and little lorikeet nestlings, a pair of juvenile feather gliders and a tiny squirrel glider left behind in a hollow by his distressed mother who ran off with his twin.
We welcome requests from schools and community groups to conduct education talks and host information stalls.
Angourie Road Vet Surgery
Grafton Veterinary Clinic
Maclean Veterinary Clinic
Riverbank Animal Hospital
Yamba Veterinary Clinic
Clarence Valley Veterinary Clinic, 121 Pound Street, Grafton
Iluka Woombah Vet Surgery, 42 Charles Streeet, Iluka
WIRES Clarence Valley is also well supported by: NPWS Grafton and the Clarence Valley Council
We are always looking in need of more volunteers to assist with wildlife rescue and rehabilitation. If you are interested in joining us, please read our information about becoming a volunteer.
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