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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Australia’s outdated environmental law urgently needs overhaul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

Say G’day to American Girl's 2021 Girl of the Year —Kira Bailey

Friday, January 1, 2021

New Character Takes Fans Down Under to Explore Wildlife Protection and Climate Change Brand Raises Awareness and Funds for WIRES—Australia’s Largest Wildlife Rescue Organisation American Girl, the beloved brand known for helping girls grow up with confidence and character, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mattel (NASDAQ: MAT), today unveiled its 2021... read more

WIRES is Preparing for the Bushfire Season

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

With the bushfire season fast approaching WIRES has been working on a range of initiatives and programs in preparedness for emergency weather events that impact wildlife. The focus continues to be on improving emergency response capacity to rescue and care for higher numbers of animals and ensuring appropriate training is... read more

Aussie Ark Partners with WIRES in Landmark Partnership for Australian Wildlife

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

WIRES has granted Aussie Ark $1,045,000 to support the long-term recovery of native threatened wildlife The funds will be directed towards the support of species recovery and habitat programsThe powerhouse partnership between two of Australia’s most vital conservation organisations will deliver on the ground conservation outcomes for wildlife Aussie Ark is... read more

WIRES Launches Water for Wildlife Project

Thursday, August 20, 2020

WIRES is proud to announce the Water for Wildlife collaboration that will build and distribute $1 million worth of arboreal water stations for native wildlife. The project is a direct result of research by the University of Sydney that found that koalas used supplemented water extensively throughout the year. This... read more

WIRES Partner with Currumbin Wildlife Hospital to Help Wildlife

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

WIRES is proud to be supporting Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, Queensland to expand its facility and be equipped to treat a rapidly increasing number of sick, injured and orphaned Australian wildlife. The hospital was built in 2009 with a plan to cater for a 10-20% growth in admissions annually, but within... read more

Australian Wildlife Conservancy announces major new partnership with WIRES to save endangered wildlife

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) and Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES) are proud to announce the establishment of an exciting new partnership. Thanks to the incredible support WIRES received from the global community to assist wildlife, WIRES is investing over $1.6 million in AWC’s major bushfire recovery projects that... read more

WIRES and Landcare Australia award $1.185 million to 64 groups across the country in post-bushfire wildlife habitat regeneration

Monday, July 13, 2020

Monday July 13 2020: WIRES and Landcare Australia have announced that 64 environmental groups across the country will benefit from a landmark $1.185 million grants partnership supporting recovery of wildlife habitats impacted by bushfire and drought. Launched in April 2020, the WIRES Landcare Australia Wildlife Relief and Recovery Grants is... read more

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