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Vets Beyond Borders - upskilling the veterinary sector to help wildlife

Monday, May 30, 2022

Vets Beyond Borders - upskilling the veterinary sector to help wildlife

WIRES is working closely with Vets Beyond Borders (VBB) to ensure more vets and vet nurses can access specialised native wildlife veterinary courses. VBB is an animal welfare charity which deploys experienced volunteer vets and vet nurses to animal welfare projects and emergencies. read more

Australian Wildlife Conservancy Project Update

Monday, May 23, 2022

Australian Wildlife Conservancy Project Update

Following the Black Summer bushfires WIRES provided funding to Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) to support three key projects. AWC has been implementing these projects aimed to deliver significant positive outcomes for wildlife and providing new hope for threatened species. read more

WIRES Introduces Rescue Course for Sea Snakes

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

WIRES Introduces Rescue Course for Sea Snakes

WIRES has launched a new Sea Snake Rescue Course which will be available nationally for registered wildlife rescue organisations from 12 May. This advanced rescue course is part of WIRES plans to increase rescue response and welfare outcomes for marine reptiles. It explores the safe methods of rescuing and transporting displaced, injured and/or sick sea snakes. The course will be fully delivered online. read more

WIRES opens Greater Sydney’s largest purpose-built Koala Rehabilitation Centre

Monday, May 2, 2022

WIRES opens Greater Sydney’s largest purpose-built Koala Rehabilitation Centre

WIRES recently established the purpose-built Western Sydney University Koala Facility in Richmond NSW, to support our Hawkesbury branch in their rehabilitation of Koalas. The new facility fills a gap for the growing number of sick and injured koalas sent to specialised carers for help. Habitat loss, traffic and diseases such as Chlamydia all threaten the wild marsupials. read more