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250,000 reasons to thank the people of NSW

Monday, March 02, 2015

NSW wildlife is in good hands for tomorrow's World Wildlife Day (Tuesday 03 March 2015) thanks to the NSW public and the dedicated WIRES volunteers according to WIRES CEO, Leanne Taylor.  read more

WIRES applauds the public’s support for native animal rescue app

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

NSW wildlife rescue organisation WIRES is delighted to announce that its new rescue app has achieved over 7500 downloads since the launch just six months ago.  read more

WIRES asks for help to feed hungry mouths

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

WIRES has fielded over 10,000 wildlife rescue calls from public since August and with even more calls expected throughout the breeding season, they are asking the public for help to feed an ever increasing number of hungry mouths.  read more

WIRES springs into action on native animal rescue

Friday, August 29, 2014

WIRES has announced its Spring Rescue Appeal with the help of award winning actor Noni Hazlehurst who has launched the charitable appeal on the WIRES Facebook page - www.facebook.com/WIRES.wildlife.rescue read more

Little koala “George” rescued from the top of a pole on Georges River Road is doing well

Friday, July 04, 2014

WIRES is caring for a young koala who was hit by a car in Sydney’s south west and was rescued by the fire brigade from the very top of a pole.  read more

WIRES launches app to help rescue wildlife

Thursday, June 26, 2014

WIRES has launched a mobile phone app today that will allow most people with an iphone, ipad or android device to report a native animal in need of rescue.  read more

Rare Eastern Pygmy-possum in care with WIRES

Monday, June 23, 2014

After waking from a temporary slumber and going in search of food, an Eastern Pygmy-possum climbed along the door frame of a home in the South of Sydney. Little did she know, that from here she would wind up in the care of long-term WIRES volunteer Tammy Lawler who has been looking after possums like this for years.  read more

Powerful Owl survives concussion

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Native animal organisations have gone to great lengths to get a Powerful Owl back to the wild after it presented with a head trauma in Lake Macquarie, NSW in March this year.  read more

Join WIRES and help koalas and other wildlife

Friday, June 06, 2014

A male koala found wandering the streets of Campbelltown and brought into care by native animal rescue organisation WIRES, will soon be returned to his home range. WIRES is calling on members of the public to join the organisation and learn to be carers of wildlife.  read more

WIRES helps wedge-tailed shearwater migration

Thursday, June 05, 2014

On World Environment Day 2014, WIRES is celebrating the work of volunteers in the Mid-North Coast of NSW who worked to help some 540 Wedge-tailed Shearwaters successfully begin their migration north from Muttonbird Island this year.  read more


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