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WIRES concerned for threatened species on mid-south coast of New South Wales

Monday, July 24, 2017

In recent weeks, WIRES has received calls from concerned members and the general public, regarding logging in Mogo State Forest. There are concerns for a number of threatened species living in compartment 147 and 148 near the Dunns Creek area. Earlier this month, WIRES members and the National Parks Association... read more

WIRES asks you to stand up for nature this World Environment Day

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

WIRES asks you to stand up for nature this World Environment DayOne of the most important things we can do for nature is save our threatened species from extinction while we still have time, says WIRES, Australia’s largest wildlife rescue organisation. The theme for this World Environment Day (5 June)... read more

Volunteer your skills by becoming a Digital Wildlife Ambassador

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Australia’s largest wildlife rescue organisation is urging all Australians to consider how they can use their digital skills to help animals in need. WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service Inc.) is using National Volunteer Week as an opportunity to launch its new Digital Wildlife Ambassadors program - www.wildlifeambassadors.org.au... read more

Spare a thought for the future of Australia’s native animals on World Wildlife Day

Friday, March 3, 2017

Spare a thought for the future of Australia’s native animals on World Wildlife Day

Caption: This Green turtle hatchling was found washed up on a beach at Stanwell Park in New South Wales. WIRES was able to deliver the little sea turtle to Taronga Zoo this week for specialist care. Image: WIRESAustralia’s largest wildlife rescue organisation is urging all Australians to take a moment... read more

Food shortage causes dramatic rise in abandoned flying fox pups

Friday, November 18, 2016

WIRES has reported a dramatic increase in underweight and abandoned flying fox pups with over 130 rescues in recent days. According to WIRES flying fox rehabilitator Storm Stanford, the pups are being abandoned due to a shortage of natural food along the NSW coast, a combination of fewer flowering eucalypts... read more

WIRES Food Fund feeds hungry young mouths

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

WIRES is calling for help to feed the large number of juvenile native animals that have been recently rescued and is inviting native animals lovers from across NSW to donate to the WIRES Food Fund. WIRES CEO Leanne Taylor said that from now and right through Summer, WIRES volunteers will... read more

WIRES North West branch calls for more volunteers

Friday, September 23, 2016

Two newly hatched Galah chicks are safe and well thanks to a quick thinking call to WIRES from Ausgrid linesman Steven Lodge. Steven was checking the deteriorating condition of a power pole in Yagoona when he noticed two eggs in the hollow at the top of the ageing pole (see... read more

WIRES Riverina puts out the call for more volunteers

Thursday, August 25, 2016

A lucky brushtail possum joey nicknamed Percy is now in safe hands after being found abandoned in the Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens 10 days ago. The tiny 270g joey was noticed and picked up by a member of the public who called WIRES and he went into care with local volunteer Leonie Moore. Moore said... read more

JULES the rescued Swamp Wallaby joey

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

A swamp wallaby joey nicknamed Jules whose mother was hit and killed by a car in Narooma is now safely in care with local WIRES local volunteer, Beris Jenkins. The joey was kindly rescued by a concerned motorcyclist who spotted her when he pulled over to check the condition of the... read more

Local WIRES branch needs more volunteers to help preserve native wildlife

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

WIRES is inviting members of the Far South Coast community to volunteer some of their time to help preserve and protect the unique native animals in their area. WIRES is holding an accredited Rescue and Immediate Care Course on 12 August at Tura Beach where local residents are taught the... read more

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