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Australian Wildlife Conservancy announces major new partnership with WIRES to save endangered wildlife

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) and Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES) are proud to announce the establishment of an exciting new partnership. Thanks to the incredible support WIRES received from the global community to assist wildlife, WIRES is investing over $1.6 million in AWC’s major bushfire recovery projects that will see at least two of Australia’s most endangered mammals saved from extinction.  read more

WIRES and Landcare Australia award $1.185 million to 64 groups across the country in post-bushfire wildlife habitat regeneration

Monday, July 13, 2020

Monday July 13 2020: WIRES and Landcare Australia have announced that 64 environmental groups across the country will benefit from a landmark $1.185 million grants partnership supporting recovery of wildlife habitats impacted by bushfire and drought. read more

WIRES uses bushfire donations to support University koala research

Saturday, July 11, 2020

WIRES has announced a three-year grant to the Koala Health Hub (KHH) a University of Sydney 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 and droughts. read more

WIRES Landcare Wildlife Relief and Recovery Grants Program

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

WIRES and Landcare Australia have joined forces in a landmark $1million partnership supporting recovery of wildlife habitats impacted by bushfire and drought across Australia. read more

WIRES EMERGENCY WILDLIFE RELIEF AND RECOVERY PLANS

Friday, February 21, 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 in excess of $60 million to WIRES Emergency Fund to help Australian native wildlife.  read more

WIRES asks holiday motorists to watch out for bushfire affected animals

Friday, January 03, 2020

WIRES is asking motorists to please take extra care on the roads during the school holiday period as bushfire affected animals seek water, food and shelter.

Early mornings and evenings are when many species including koalas, wombats, possums, wallabies and sugar gliders are on the move, but if they are disoriented by the fires they could attempt to cross roadways at any time of day or night.

WIRES CEO Leanne Taylor said many animals were already struggling with a lack of water and food due to the ongoing drought. Now, with bushfires destroying over 3.4 million hectares of habitat in NSW, our wildlife is facing significant long-term challenges.     read more

WIRES warns thousands of flying foxes could die during current heatwave

Thursday, December 19, 2019

WIRES is warning that thousands of flying-foxes are expected to perish over the next week as temperatures across Australia continue to soar.

WIRES NSW flying-fox coordinator Storm Stanford said colonies across the Eastern states have been under stress for months due to ongoing food shortage and drought. Mass deaths have already occurred in Northern and Southern NSW.

With drought-stressed eucalypts producing little or no nectar or not flowering at all, flying-foxes have vacated many established colonies and flown south in search of food or to escape the bushfires. read more

Spare a thought for our wildlife this Christmas

Monday, December 16, 2019

As bushfires rage across NSW on the back of the worst drought in decades our native animals are being severely impacted through lost habitat, starvation and displacement.

More than ever WIRES needs help to rehabilitate the unprecedented number of native animals coming into care as a result of these terrible natural disasters and is asking the public to give their support with a Christmas donation to the WIRES Emergency Fund  (all gifts $2 and over are tax deductible). read more

WIRES' advice on how to help bushfire affected wildlife

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

WIRES is receiving numerous calls from concerned members of the public across NSW regarding the fate of our wildlife in the bushfire areas, along with many requests of how to help. 

WIRES volunteers are on standby to enter fire grounds once the RFS and National Parks and Wildlife Services (NPWS) declare an area safe to access, however this can take up to three weeks after a fire has passed through. WIRES commends its dedicated volunteers who continue to rescue injured wildlife in these treacherous conditions and thanks the Rural Fire Service members who patrol many of the potential hot spots making sure WIRES volunteers stay safe. read more

Little Penguin released from care after falling from the sky at Walkers Beach, Gerroa

Friday, October 25, 2019

A Little Penguin has had a lucky escape after falling from the sky at Walkers Beach, Gerroa, near Kiama on the NSW south coast. read more


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