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WIRES Announces Stage 2 Emergency Funding Plans

Friday, February 26, 2021

WIRES has announced the allocation of $35 million in funding as part of Stage 2 plans for their Emergency Fund to help Australian native wildlife The priorities of Stage 2 plans are focused on Rescue, Rehabilitation and Recovery. “A major aim of our Stage 2 plan is to build national... read more

Australia’s outdated environmental law urgently needs overhaul

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

The release of the 10-year independent review of environmental laws by Professor Graeme Samuel AC is the reform Australia desperately needs and is welcomed by WIRES. The final report clearly demonstrates the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act’s long-term failure to deliver protections for the environment and the conservation of biodiversity.... read more

WIRES to Fund Native Animal Diseases Research at University of Sydney

Monday, February 1, 2021

WIRES is funding research at University of Sydney School of Veterinary Science to better understand and manage wildlife diseases. The $200,000 grant over two years will support initiatives to improve disease diagnosis in native wildlife and ultimately improve long-term outcomes. Disease outbreaks and resurgence in native wildlife are becoming more... read more

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