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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

WIRES Sponsoring Conservation in Action Conference

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

WIRES Sponsoring Conservation in Action Conference

WIRES is excited to announce its support for the Conservation in Action conference being held in Orange, 2-4 May 2022. The theme of this year’s conference is Climate l Bushfires l Wildlife. read more

WIRES launches National Rescue Course for Koalas

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

WIRES launches National Rescue Course for Koalas

WIRES has launched a national Koala Rescue Course which will be available for registered wildlife carers from April 2022. The course is part of WIRES’ plan to increase rescue and rehabilitation capacity and improve emergency rescue response for koalas. read more

50+ threatened species benefit from landmark Wildlife Grants Program

Monday, April 4, 2022

50+ threatened species benefit from landmark Wildlife Grants Program

Over 50 threatened fauna species including Regent Honeyeaters, Platypus, Koalas and Greater Bilbies have benefitted from the landmark WIRES Landcare Wildlife Relief and Recovery Grants Program – one of the largest donation-driven wildlife grants programs in Australia. read more

WIRES Research Grants Program

Thursday, February 24, 2022

WIRES has developed a $1.5 million research grants program to provide support for wildlife researchers across Australia. read more

2021 WIRES National Grant Program Grantees

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

2021 WIRES National Grant Program Grantees

WIRES has announced the 67 recipients of the 2021 WIRES National Grant Program whose projects aim to improve outcomes for Australia’s native animals. read more

WIRES extends national support for koala research

Thursday, February 17, 2022

WIRES extends national support for koala research

As part an ongoing commitment to protect and preserve koala species nationally, WIRES has announced a major grant to the KoalaLife breeding program and research facility at Cleland Wildlife Park in South Australia. read more

WIRES Research Survey

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

WIRES Research Survey

If you work with Australian wildlife and their habitats, WIRES is interested in hearing from you! This survey will be used to determine current knowledge gaps in wildlife research that will positively impact Australian wildlife. read more