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WIRES Introduces Rescue Course for Sea Snakes

WIRES Introduces Rescue Course for Sea Snakes

WIRES has launched a new Sea Snake Rescue Course which will be available nationally for registered wildlife rescue organisations from 12 May. This advanced rescue course is part of WIRES plans to increase rescue response and welfare outcomes for marine reptiles. It explores the safe methods of rescuing and transporting displaced, injured and/or sick sea snakes. The course will be fully delivered online. read more

WIRES opens Greater Sydney’s largest purpose-built Koala Rehabilitation Centre

WIRES opens Greater Sydney’s largest purpose-built Koala Rehabilitation Centre

WIRES recently established the purpose-built Western Sydney University Koala Facility in Richmond NSW, to support our Hawkesbury branch in their rehabilitation of Koalas. The new facility fills a gap for the growing number of sick and injured koalas sent to specialised carers for help. Habitat loss, traffic and diseases such as Chlamydia all threaten the wild marsupials. read more

WIRES Sponsoring Conservation in Action Conference

WIRES Sponsoring Conservation in Action Conference

WIRES is excited to announce its support for the Conservation in Action conference being held in Orange, 2-4 May 2022. The theme of this year’s conference is Climate l Bushfires l Wildlife. read more

WIRES launches National Rescue Course for Koalas

WIRES launches National Rescue Course for Koalas

WIRES has launched a national Koala Rescue Course which will be available for registered wildlife carers from April 2022. The course is part of WIRES’ plan to increase rescue and rehabilitation capacity and improve emergency rescue response for koalas. read more

WIRES Research Grants Program

WIRES has developed a $1.5 million research grants program to provide support for wildlife researchers across Australia. read more

2021 WIRES National Grant Program Grantees

2021 WIRES National Grant Program Grantees

WIRES has announced the 67 recipients of the 2021 WIRES National Grant Program whose projects aim to improve outcomes for Australia’s native animals. read more

WIRES EXTENDS NATIONAL SUPPORT FOR KOALA RESEARCH

WIRES EXTENDS NATIONAL SUPPORT FOR KOALA RESEARCH

As part an ongoing commitment to protect and preserve koala species nationally, WIRES has announced a major grant to the KoalaLife breeding program and research facility at Cleland Wildlife Park in South Australia. read more

WIRES Research Survey

WIRES Research Survey

If you work with Australian wildlife and their habitats, WIRES is interested in hearing from you! This survey will be used to determine current knowledge gaps in wildlife research that will positively impact Australian wildlife. read more

Turtle Conservation

Turtle Conservation

November is Turtle Month and WIRES has announced it will be supporting more projects to address the vital conservation of endangered turtle species. read more

2021 Wombat Day Announcement

2021 Wombat Day Announcement

To mark the official day of the Wombat, WIRES has announced a range of new initiatives to support this much loved native Australian animal. read more