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Radicool Australia and WIRES release new range of kids UV protection hats and swimsuits

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Radicool Australia and WIRES release new range of kids UV protection hats and swimsuits

Radicool Australia is a proudly Australian owned and operated company, and has been making UV protection hats and swimsuits since 1991. Radicool Australia have created a new ‘Save Our Species’ range of kids UV protection hats and rash vests, featuring four of Australia’s threatened species – wombat, koala, turtle and... read more

Spring has sprung: Native Animal ornaments are back at Woolworths

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Spring has sprung: Native Animal ornaments are back at Woolworths

With spring officially kicking off, Woolworths is again rolling out a new range of outdoor garden accessories of over 48 native wildlife ornaments, with 50 cents from each sale set to help native Australian wildlife through the Woolworths and WIRES Food for Wildlife Program. read more

Highlighting native animal research in Australia

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Highlighting native animal research in Australia

WIRES is pleased to announce the 12 recipients of the WIRES Research Grants Program launched this year to address knowledge gaps surrounding Australian native species including biology, ecology and conservation. read more

Glideways, Flyways and Stepping Stones

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Glideways, Flyways and Stepping Stones

Partnering in the long-term recovery of the Great Eastern Ranges read more

WIRES Board response to SMH article

Monday, August 1, 2022

WIRES Board response to SMH article

As a result of the extraordinary and generous global response to Australia’s bushfires in 2019/20, WIRES has embarked on the biggest changes it has faced in its 35-year history, having been catapulted from a small charity focused on native animal rescue and rehabilitation, to become a much larger organisation. We... read more

Major Wildlife Grants Program into its second year

Monday, July 11, 2022

Major Wildlife Grants Program into its second year

The 2022 WIRES National Grants Program will be open for applications 9am 15 July 2022, with $1 million in funding available. read more

SodaStream partners with WIRES to release limited edition bottles

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

SodaStream partners with WIRES to release limited edition bottles

SodaStream and WIRES have created native fauna designed bottles to raise awareness of the impact of plastic pollution on local ecosystems. read more

First step toward National Conservation AI Network underway

Thursday, June 2, 2022

First step toward National Conservation AI Network underway

The first step toward building a national conservation AI network is underway, with the WildSeek Project: Community Wildlife Intelligence Hubs being launched by Landcare Australia, WIRES and Queensland University of Technology (QUT). read more

WIRES welcomes commitment to face Climate Change Crisis by Federal Government

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

WIRES welcomes commitment to face Climate Change Crisis by Federal Government

WIRES congratulates the appointments of The Hon Chris Bowen MP as Minister for Climate Change & Energy and The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP as Minister for the Environment & Water and welcomes the establishment of the new Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water as announced today by Australia’s new Prime Minister, The Hon Anthony Albanese MP. read more

Vets Beyond Borders - upskilling the veterinary sector to help wildlife

Monday, May 30, 2022

Vets Beyond Borders - upskilling the veterinary sector to help wildlife

WIRES is working closely with Vets Beyond Borders (VBB) to ensure more vets and vet nurses can access specialised native wildlife veterinary courses. VBB is an animal welfare charity which deploys experienced volunteer vets and vet nurses to animal welfare projects and emergencies. read more