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Birds exposed to Fenthion released back to the wild

Thursday, March 20, 2014

After making a full recovery, a number of birds that were exposed to the insecticide Fenthion were released back to the wild today from Sandy Beach on the Macquarie River in Dubbo NSW.  read more

Arrow shot through Galah in Tamworth

Friday, March 14, 2014

Last Sunday WIRES was notified of a Galah that had been shot through the chest with an arrow and was sitting stationary on a powerline in Tamworth. The incident followed two native animals being illegally shot with arrows on the Central Coast and South Coast of NSW only days earlier.  read more

Arrow shot through Galah in Tamworth

Friday, March 14, 2014

Last Sunday WIRES was notified of a Galah that had been shot through the chest with an arrow and was sitting stationary on a powerline in Tamworth. The incident followed two native animals being illegally shot with arrows on the Central Coast and South Coast of NSW only days earlier. read more

WIRES receiving reports of dead and dying seabirds at Coffs Harbour jetty

Friday, November 01, 2013

From Corindi beach all the way along the coastline to Nambucca Heads WIRES is receiving reports of dying shearwaters washing up on beaches.  read more

Sydney Helicopters “flying turtle” in WIRES care

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

A long-necked turtle is safe and well today after being scooped up by fire-bombing crews in Forster picking up water for bushfires in the area.  read more

Little joey “Phoenix” rises from the ashes of the Springwood bushfires

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

A small male swamp wallaby with burns to his feet orphaned by the Springwood bushfires in the Blue Mountains is safe in the care of WIRES today after sadly losing his mother.  read more

Blossom the possum rescued from bushfires will eventually bloom again

Sunday, October 20, 2013

A brushtail possum with severe burns to her front and back feet, her ears and her tail is safe and in recovery with WIRES.  read more

Central Coast Bushfire forces WIRES wildlife carer out of her home

Saturday, October 19, 2013

A bushfire in Chain Valley Bay last Thursday 17 Oct left WIRES member Julie Allan with no option but to flee her home with an entire human and animal entourage in tow - with 5 children, her elderly mother and father, 4 domestic pets and a brushtail possum all in the car together.  read more

WIRES caring for sugar glider after being saved by the fire brigade

Friday, October 18, 2013

The NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue & Education Service Inc. (WIRES) has taken a 105g female sugar glider into care today after it was rescued by the Silverdale Fire Brigade at Cordeaux dam in Wollongong. Unable to stop as they were on duty and had to get back to Silverdale. WIRES member Val Chew met them there to pick the little one up.  read more

Koala orphaned after horrific motor vehicle accident

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A horrific incident between a ute and an adult female koala has left a joey orphaned in the Central West of NSW. The koala joey, now fondly known as ‘Koala Bill’, is slowly recovering.  read more