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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

Turtle Conservation

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Turtle Conservation

November is Turtle Month and WIRES has announced it will be supporting more projects to address the vital conservation of endangered turtle species. read more

2021 Wombat Day Announcement

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

2021 Wombat Day Announcement

To mark the official day of the Wombat, WIRES has announced a range of new initiatives to support this much loved native Australian animal. read more

Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation Course

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation Course

To help improve wildlife rescue and rehabilitation outcomes and help more animals faster throughout Tasmania, WIRES has been working closely with Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, The Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) and Wildcare Tasmania to launch a new training program for wildlife rehabilitators. read more

WIRES Launches Major Grant Program for Wildlife Sector

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

WIRES Launches Major Grant Program for Wildlife Sector

WIRES has announced a $5million grants program to improve outcomes for Australia’s native wildlife. WIRES National Grant Program will be run over five years and is designed to support best practice wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, native species recovery projects and increase emergency preparedness. read more

WIRES Introduces National Course for Sea Turtle Rescue

Sunday, September 5, 2021

WIRES Introduces National Course for Sea Turtle Rescue

To mark National Threatened Species Day WIRES has launched a Sea Turtle Rescue Course as part of its National Training Grants Program. This online course will be available nationally for authorised wildlife rescue and rehabilitation organisations, as well as veterinary staff. The Sea Turtle Rescue Course educates on the safe... read more