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Community Course - Introduction to Australian Wildlife

Thursday, January 31, 2019

We are excited to launch our free Australian Wildlife online course to the community. read more

Native animals are not pets

Friday, January 25, 2019
As a part of the Biodiversity Conservation Bill, the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) is currently considering a proposal to expand the list of mammals which people can keep as pets. WIRES is extremely concerned about the implications for our native wild populations and we are asking for you to join us in taking action.

The proposal lists 37 species, including 11 species listed on the NSW threatened species list, 4 of which are categorised as endangered. Only two of these have previously been listed as approved to keep, the plains rat and spinifex-hopping-mouse.  read more

WIRES 2019 Wildlife Photo Competition

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Open for entries from 15th January, 2019. To enter you simply have to like and then private message your wildlife images to WIRES facebook page read more

Wildlife and Pool Safety

Thursday, January 10, 2019
Many of us enjoy taking a dip in backyard pools during summer. Native animals also like to cool off, and often seek out water on hot days.

Sadly wildlife and swimming pools don’t always mix and during extended periods of hot, dry weather WIRES takes many calls about animals found in swimming pools. The bandicoot pictured here was rescued from a backyard pool! read more

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