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Read about WIRES native animal rescue and care stories and updates on WIRES work with wildlife.

Read the latest updates on our emergency and bushfire projects here.

Heat Stress in Flying-foxes - Interview with Dr. Tania Bishop

Thursday, September 09, 2021

Wildlife rescuers and carers rely on veterinary clinics and wildlife hospitals to triage and treat injured Flying-foxes. To explore the need for expanded capacity to treat Bats and Flying-foxes, we caught up with Dr Tania Bishop, to discuss  how extreme heat events impact our Flying-fox populations. read more

2021 Wildlife Photography Competition

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

National Science Week: Lorikeet Paralysis Syndrome (LPS)

Friday, August 20, 2021

Lorikeet Paralysis Syndrome (LPS) is a disease occurring in wild Rainbow Lorikeets (Trichoglossus haematodus) that causes the birds to become paralysed and unable to fly. Professor David Phalen from University of Sydney’s School of Veterinary Science has been working with the support of WIRES to better understand the cause of LPS.    read more

National Science Week: Conservation Ecology with Aussie Ark

Thursday, August 19, 2021

To celebrate #NationalScienceWeek we caught up with our partners AussieArk to talk about conservation ecology, threatened species and the Barrington Tops Sanctuary. read more

Koala Health Hub | Project Update

Monday, July 05, 2021

Following the major 2019/20 bushfires, the Koala Health Hub (KHH) at the University of Sydney was the recipient of a three-year grant from WIRES. The grant has sustained the KHH and allowed it to respond to a dramatic increase in need for koala care and management following decades of drought and other significant impacts on their populations. read more

Polar Blast may impact vulnerable animals

Thursday, June 10, 2021

With the 'Polar Blast' hitting much of eastern Australia this week we would like to share some information on how this sort of weather can impact wildlife and how you can help. read more

WIRES Supporting ARC in Emergency Response Capacity Building

Thursday, April 15, 2021

WIRES has announced $420,000 in funding for Animal Rescue Cooperative (ARC) to help improve national emergency response capabilities and provide national assistance to the wildlife rescue and rehabilitation sector. read more

Men's Sheds Helping Wildlife

Thursday, April 08, 2021

Possum BoxNatural tree hollows are an increasingly scarce and valuable resource for many native species and for some they are essential. Hollows provide safe places to shelter and in many cases to breed. Natural hollows that are suitable to support wildlife can take 100-200 years to form and many hollow-bearing trees were lost in the 2019/20 bushfire season.  read more

Flying-fox Veterinary Vaccination Grant

Thursday, April 01, 2021

Thank you to all the veterinary practices who applied for a WIRES Flying-fox Veterinary Vaccination Grant.    read more

WIRES 35th Anniversary

Monday, March 29, 2021

Through March, we have been celebrating the 35th anniversary of WIRES rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing native wildlife. When WIRES was founded back in 1986, little did we know that 35 years later we would become the largest wildlife rescue organisation in Australia.  read more


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