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WIRES Research Grants Program 2023

Thursday, January 19, 2023

WIRES Research Grants Program 2023

The second round of WIRES Research Grants program is open for applications from 30 January 2023. The grants are designed to encourage innovative research that aims to address current knowledge gaps and develop best-practice methods for wildlife rehabilitation and conservation. read more

WIRES awards 75 Grants to support wildlife sector

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

WIRES awards 75 Grants to support wildlife sector

WIRES has announced 75 grant recipients of the 2022 WIRES National Grants Program (NGP) with projects to improve outcomes for Australia’s native animals. The NGP is now in its second year and supports best practice rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife, native species recovery and increase emergency preparedness. read more

New Voice to fight for koala protection: Sydney Basin Koala Network

Thursday, November 24, 2022

New Voice to fight for koala protection: Sydney Basin Koala Network

Awareness and action deemed critical as new study finds most NSW residents don’t know they are neighbours to koalasThursday 24 November 2022, Sydney: Leading environmental not-for-profit Total Environment Centre has established the Sydney Basin Koala Network (SBKN) with three-year funding from Australia’s largest rescue organisation WIRES - adding a powerful... read more

Bravecto Spot-On for Dogs is combatting wombat mange

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Bravecto Spot-On for Dogs is combatting wombat mange

Bravecto Spot-On for Dogs has been granted a permit (PER90837) by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicine Authority (APVMA) to allow minor use in wombats for the control of sarcoptic mange. read more

Join the fight to save wombats from mange

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Join the fight to save wombats from mange

WIRES is calling on the people around NSW to become community wombat warriors and help stop the spread of the deadly disease mange.Launched today, the WIRES Community Mange Treatment Program allows more people to treat wombats suffering from mange, thanks to a new online course developed by wildlife experts.After completing... read more

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

Now available for purchase on the Radicool Australia websiteRadicool 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... 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