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Read the latest updates on our emergency and bushfire projects here.
Major Wildlife Grants Program into its second year
When Mikla Lewis OAM founded WIRES in 1986, little did she envisage that 35 years later the organisation would have expanded from a single branch in Sydney to 28 branches and more than 3500 members. She decided to form WIRES, with the help of a small group of people from various environmental organisations, following a report of an injured ibis in Sydney’s Hyde Park when none of the existing animal welfare bodies had either the jurisdiction or the resources to implement a rescue. Mikla’s foresight and knowledge led to the rescue and rehabilitation of hundreds of thousands of native animals. To this day, she continues to be a dedicated WIRES volunteer.
The Pat Connors Avian Grant – up to
Pat Connors was a long-term member of WIRES. He developed WIRES first rescue and rehabilitation database and call recording system pro-bono and supported it for well over a decade. Pat's contribution enabled WIRES to provide rescue advice and assistance for more than 1.5million animals since its creation.
Eligible applicants are invited to submit proposals for:
Tier 1: Individually Licenced Wildlife Rescuers and Carers (maximum $1,000)
Tier 2: Licenced Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Organisations (maximum $5,000)
Tier 3: Environmental NGOs and Community Groups (maximum $20,000)
Tier 4: Consortia/Multi-partner Collaborations (maximum $50,000)
Stay in touch and get our regular rescue stories, WIRES updates and a free copy of our 15 Ways to Help Wildlife ebook
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- Major Wildlife Grants Program into its second year
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- First step toward National Conservation AI Network underway
- WIRES welcomes commitment to face Climate Change Crisis by Federal Government
- Vets Beyond Borders - upskilling the veterinary sector to help wildlife
- Australian Wildlife Conservancy Project Update
- WIRES Introduces Rescue Course for Sea Snakes
- WIRES opens Greater Sydney’s largest purpose-built Koala Rehabilitation Centre