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Wet Weather and Wildlife

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The rain and winds across NSW today may have caused tree damage, brought down nests and separated young and vulnerable chicks and joeys from their parents. read more

Young Archie finalist inspired by wildlife

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Maya was recently selected as a finalist in the Young Archie's for 2018.  Maya's 'self portrait with animals' was one of five finalists selected in her age category from more than 1400 entries! When we saw her amazing entry we knew we had to talk to this inspiring young girl to find out more. read more

'Jatz' - Vulnerable Southern Myotis

Friday, September 07, 2018

“Jatz” is a juvenile Australian fishing bat, otherwise known as the vulnerable Southern Myotis.

Myotis fishing bat-JatzShe’s a fluffy, salt-and-pepper coloured 10 gram microbat who skims waterways, using her extra-long toes to catch small fish and insects for food.

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What the Tassie Tiger taught us

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Their scientific name Thylacine is Greek for “dog-headed pouched one” and they were the world’s largest marsupial carnivore in modern times. read more

Save and Scan Barcode to Return and Earn for WIRES

Monday, August 27, 2018

WIRES is proud to be partnering with NSW Return and Earn to help wildlife. read more

Platypus rescue and release

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

‘George’ was seen at a riverside holiday park struggling to climb the bank of the river, and those watching knew he was in trouble so they immediately called WIRES. 
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Return and Earn for WIRES

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

It is estimated that more than 160 million drink containers litter our streets, beaches, waterways and parks in NSW every year.  Help clean up the bottles, cans and cartons in your neighbourhood and raise money for wildlife. WIRES volunteers work on the front line every day rescuing wildlife who are found choking on, ingesting, or entangled in rubbish. read more

Black Swan Cygnets

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

A local couple from Bawley Point on the mid south coast called WIRES to report they had two young Black swan cygnets contained in a box. read more

Masked Owl Rescued from the Middle of the Road

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

This glorious male owl (named in care Owen Owl) was found in distress on a road in the mid-south coast area of NSW. Several cars were observed driving over the bird when Robert decided to stop to check and render assistance. Although initially thinking the bird was dead it came to as he picked it up but it was clearly injured. He immediately called WIRES. read more

I am more than a number, I am Albie

Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Albie was found shivering in the middle of a road, standing next to his mother’s body, after she had been hit and killed by a vehicle.
WIRES volunteer Lisa, who is caring for him told me that he was traumatised and suffered symptoms of shock for 48 hours after the accident.

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