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The Call of the Wild beckons North West volunteers

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Native animal rescue organisation WIRES knows only too well that the North West region of Sydney enjoys a wonderful diversity of native animals and birds with the local branch regularly being called to rescue injured wildlife of all types.

WIRES North West Chair and Bird coordinator Deborah Martin said the area is one of the few remaining outer suburbs of Sydney that retains a number of important habitat areas and as such, more volunteers are always needed to keep up with the number of injured, sick or displaced native animals.  read more

Sunny the success story heads back home where she belongs

Thursday, January 28, 2016

A female brushtail possum joey rescued by WIRES and weighing in at a tiny 327 grams was successfully released back into the wild last week.

WIRES volunteer Michelle Lewis took Sunny into care last October after the tree she and her mother were sleeping in was cut down.

“The mother escaped unharmed but in the chaos of the tree being felled sadly the pair became separated while Sunny was still heavily dependent on her mum for survival, “ said Lewis. read more

Rescued koala on the road to recovery

Monday, January 18, 2016

A severely malnourished koala found by a member of the public in Dorrigo NSW has gained almost 600gm in her first week of care thanks to local WIRES volunteer Anthony Heidemann.

Heidemann collected the starving female koala, named Megan, from a local vet after being handed in suffering from a paralysis tick and muscle wastage down her left side.

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WIRES is ready to rescue on New Year’s Day

Thursday, December 31, 2015

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NSW's native animals need more lifesavers this summer

Wednesday, December 16, 2015
WIRES is calling on the public to spare a thought for NSW’s native wildlife this Christmas and New Year by adding some much needed support to the WIRES Summer Appeal.  read more

Flying-fox Dispersal Causes Unnecessary Distress

Monday, October 12, 2015


NSW Wildlife, Information, Rescue & Education Service (WIRES) and Sydney Metropolitan Wildlife Services (Sydney Wildlife) have expressed concern for the welfare of a small colony of grey-headed flying-foxes in Avalon after an early morning dispersal of the protected species last Thursday. 
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Help save the next generation of NSW’s wildlife

Monday, September 21, 2015

WIRES is calling on the general public to help save NSW’s native animals as the not-for-profit rescue group enters one of the busiest times of the year.
According to WIRES CEO Leanne Taylor, it is during the springtime breeding season when native animals across NSW are attempting to raise their young that the organisation is inundated with calls from the public.
“In Spring 2014 WIRES received 108 calls for wombats, 1273 calls for wallabies and kangaroos and 2880 calls for possums and gliders,” said Taylor.
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Spring strategies for swooping birds and snakes

Monday, September 07, 2015

WIRES CEO Leanne Taylor has issued a request on behalf NSW’s native wildlife for the public to ‘keep their cool’ when they encounter swooping birds or snakes this spring.  read more

Plover killed by arrow in Saratoga

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A masked plover that was found by WIRES shot with an arrow has died from internal injuries. read more

Quick thinking driver saves Wallaroo joey

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

It’s a scenario that every country driver will encounter at some stage – a native animal emerging from the bush at high speed directly in front of their car. read more


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