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Fires and Wildlife

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Fires and Wildlife

Photo credit: WIRES Northern RiversWith such terrible fires sweeping across NSW and Queensland, WIRES are very aware of the tragic toll on wildlife. In the event of a major fire, the unfortunate reality is that the majority of wildlife in the immediate area of the fire, those which are unable... read more

All aboard the possum express!

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Rail travellers were treated to a rare sight on the Hornsby to Penrith line recently when a pair of ringtail possums were discovered quietly napping on board.  Local WIRES volunteers Tracy Burgess and Kylie Canilleri were called to the rescue at 9.45am on a Sunday morning following a report of... read more

Green Sea Turtle dies after being rescued from freshwater lake in Bella Vista

Sunday, June 30, 2019

A Green Sea Turtle has died in care after being found in a freshwater, man-made lake in Bella Vista, in Sydney’s west, over 30km inland from the Tasman Sea. The juvenile, female turtle was rescued from the lake on Friday afternoon during a joint effort by WIRES, SEA LIFE Sydney... read more

Possum with head trapped in glass jar makes full recovery and is released

Friday, June 14, 2019

A possum found with a glass jar stuck over his head in Blaxland has been released to the same tree he was rescued from following expert treatment from vets and WIRES. “It was a textbook release,” said WIRES carer Judith Carter, who attended the initial rescue and cared for the... read more

WIRES launches free multilingual community course in Australia-first wildlife education initiative

Thursday, April 11, 2019

NSW Wildlife Information Rescue & Education Service Inc. (WIRES) has announced the release of a free online community course on Australian wildlife that is available in three languages. The course, ‘An Introduction to Australian Wildlife’, is available in English, Chinese Simplified and Arabic, and has been designed for people of... read more

Hayla is much more than man’s best friend!

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Domestic dogs and wildlife are often not a good mix, but a very special working farm dog has proved that this is not always so.  Hayla, the Maremma X Blue Heeler dutifully spends her time protecting the livestock on her owner’s farm in Myocum NSW from predators such as foxes... read more

Rescued koala joey wins the hearts of wildlife carers

Thursday, February 8, 2018

A joint effort by local wildlife rescue organisations has resulted in a very lucky koala joey nicknamed ‘Vivian’ being released back into the wild after months of treatment and recovery.  When WIRES volunteers arrived to rescue Vivian last September they had grave concerns for the survival of the tiny 18... read more

WIRES announced as finalist in the Green Globe Awards

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The NSW Wildlife Information Rescue & Education Service Inc. (WIRES) is proud to announce that it has been selected as a finalist in this year’s Green Globe Awards, with winners to be announced on 19 October, 2017. Now in its 18th year, the Green Globe Awards recognise sustainability and environmental... read more

Help WIRES to put food in the mouths of hungry animals

Thursday, October 5, 2017

The NSW Wildlife Information Rescue & Education Service Inc. (WIRES) is encouraging everyone to get behind its annual Food Fund during the month of October. “Each year, WIRES runs this online campaign to assist our network of 2,500 volunteers to pay for food for the animals they have in care,” said WIRES CEO Leanne Taylor. At... read more

WIRES invites you to go 'wild' for a night

Monday, August 28, 2017

At the new Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour.On October 3, Sydney's newest luxury hotel - Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour - will open its doors to WIRES and 27 other deserving charities. As part of the Sofitel’s gala pre-opening night, WIRES has been given 15 overnight stay packages which it will auction... read more

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