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An Introduction to Australian Wildlife - Free Online Course

The free online WIRES Community Course ‘An Introduction to Australian Wildlife’ has been designed for people of all ages as an easy introduction to Australian wildlife for individuals and families who are unfamiliar with Australian native animals.

The course was designed in conjunction with the NSW Government through its Environmental Trust to help those new to Australia and who have no experience with Australian wildlife to:

  • Identify some of our most common species
  • Learn more about well known Australian animals
  • Appreciate how important native animals are to our environment
  • Ensure their safety and the safety of native animals
  • Learn how to best assist if they find sick, injured or orphaned wildlife

Once enrolled the course can be completed in English, Arabic or Chinese (simplified or traditional) 

An Introduction to Australian Wildlife is a free course that takes approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes to complete so why not sign up and get started today!

Note: This course does not allow you to rescue and/or care for animals. To train to become a Rescue Volunteer with WIRES you must complete one of our introductory rescue courses.

This project has been assisted
by the New South Wales Government
through its Environmental Trust


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