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Major Wildlife Grants Program into its second year

Monday, July 11, 2022

Major Wildlife Grants Program into its second year

The 2022 WIRES National Grants Program will be open for applications 9am 15 July 2022, with $1 million in funding available. read more

SodaStream partners with WIRES to release limited edition bottles

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

SodaStream partners with WIRES to release limited edition bottles

SodaStream and WIRES have created native fauna designed bottles to raise awareness of the impact of plastic pollution on local ecosystems. read more

First step toward National Conservation AI Network underway

Thursday, June 2, 2022

First step toward National Conservation AI Network underway

The first step toward building a national conservation AI network is underway, with the WildSeek Project: Community Wildlife Intelligence Hubs being launched by Landcare Australia, WIRES and Queensland University of Technology (QUT). read more

WIRES welcomes commitment to face Climate Change Crisis by Federal Government

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

WIRES welcomes commitment to face Climate Change Crisis by Federal Government

WIRES congratulates the appointments of The Hon Chris Bowen MP as Minister for Climate Change & Energy and The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP as Minister for the Environment & Water and welcomes the establishment of the new Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water as announced today by Australia’s new Prime Minister, The Hon Anthony Albanese MP. read more

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

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