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All aboard the possum express!

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Rail travellers were treated to a rare sight on the Hornsby to Penrith line recently when a pair of ringtail possums were discovered quietly napping on board. 

Local WIRES volunteers Tracy Burgess and Kylie Canilleri were called to the rescue at 9.45am on a Sunday morning following a report of possums on a train heading for the Blue Mountains. 

The train had already left Central and scheduled to stop at at all stations from Parramatta to Penrith where it was due to arrive at 11.02am. WIRES was advised that once it arrived, there was only a 15 minute window of opportunity to contain the four-legged joy-riders before the train was scheduled to depart for the Blue Mountains. read more

Green Sea Turtle dies after being rescued from freshwater lake in Bella Vista

Sunday, June 30, 2019

A Green Sea Turtle has died in care after being found in a freshwater, man-made lake in Bella Vista, in Sydney’s west, over 30km inland from the Tasman Sea. read more

Possum with head trapped in glass jar makes full recovery and is released

Friday, June 14, 2019
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WIRES launches free multilingual community course in Australia-first wildlife education initiative

Thursday, April 11, 2019

NSW Wildlife Information Rescue & Education Service Inc. (WIRES) has announced the release of a free online community course on Australian wildlife that is available in three languages.

The course, ‘An Introduction to Australian Wildlife’, is available in English, Chinese Simplified and Arabic, and has been designed for people of all ages as an easy introduction to wildlife for people unfamiliar with Australian native animals.

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Hayla is much more than man’s best friend!

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Domestic dogs and wildlife are often not a good mix, but a very special working farm dog has proved that this is not always so. 

Hayla, the Maremma X Blue Heeler dutifully spends her time protecting the livestock on her owner’s farm in Myocum NSW from predators such as foxes and wild dogs.

However Hayla has managed to take her care responsibilities to a whole new level this week, arriving home at 6am after her boundary check with a tiny female possum joey snuggled into the fur on her back.

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Rescued koala joey wins the hearts of wildlife carers

Thursday, February 08, 2018

A joint effort by local wildlife rescue organisations has resulted in a very lucky koala joey nicknamed ‘Vivian’ being released back into the wild after months of treatment and recovery. 

When WIRES volunteers arrived to rescue Vivian last September they had grave concerns for the survival of the tiny 18 month old female koala. She weighed a mere 3kg and had sustained serious internal injuries following an altercation with a dog after wandering into a residential area.

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WIRES announced as finalist in the Green Globe Awards

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Now in its 18th year, the Green Globe Awards recognise sustainability and environmental leadership across NSW. read more

Help WIRES to put food in the mouths of hungry animals

Thursday, October 05, 2017

The NSW Wildlife Information Rescue & Education Service Inc. (WIRES) is encouraging everyone to get behind its annual Food Fund during the month of October. read more

WIRES invites you to go 'wild' for a night

Monday, August 28, 2017

On October 3, Sydney's newest luxury hotel - Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour - will open its doors to WIRES and 27 other deserving charities. read more

WIRES concerned for threatened species on mid-south coast of New South Wales

Monday, July 24, 2017

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