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

WIRES website is now multilingual

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

It is important that everyone who visits WIRES website is able to access information quickly and easily. It is especially important to ensure everyone is able to find out how to call WIRES to quickly make a report about native wildlife requiring assistance.    read more

Spring will bring 25,000 calls for help

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

In the past financial year WIRES received a record number of calls for rescue advice and assistance, over 77,600 calls in 12 months!  In the next 3 months 25,000 animals are expected to need help. We can assist them, with your support Leanne Taylor, CEO of WIRES, reports a rise in calls for rescue advice and assistance over recent years. In the last 12 months WIRES recorded over 10% more requests for help than the year before. 

The majority of our rescue calls take place in the spring and summer seasons. 
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Young flying-foxes struggling due to a lack of food

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

We are currently receiving an increased volume of calls about young flying-foxes needing help. The main locations of concern are in the east, inner west and Penrith areas of Sydney where there seems to be the most reports of animals in distress. read more

Give Plovers a little love and understanding

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Plover breeding season has started and our rescue line is receiving many calls from members of the community asking for swooping plovers to be relocated. Attempts have been made in the past to relocate the eggs and nests to a more suitable location - the parent birds rarely follow, resulting in abandonment. Relocation or removal of native eggs/nests requires a NPWS permit.
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Animal Collisions peak in winter

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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Python takes refuge in engine bay

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Darren Keane, a photographer from Melbourne, was on his way to Protester Falls in the north of NSW recently when he came across a Coastal carpet python slowly crossing the road. Knowing that the reptile was in danger on the road he stopped to slow approaching traffic, however he had not intended to offer the stranger a lift.... read more

June 28 deadline for submissions

Friday, June 17, 2016
The review of Biodiversity Legislation in NSW and the new draft Conservation Bill 2016 is under scrutiny not just from conservation organisations. The respected Wentworth Group of concerned scientists have written to MP's expressing serious concerns with a number of the proposed changes.

In a letter to all MP's the Wentworth group highlighted their concerns about the changes  read more

Possum Partners

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Image thanks GEO GroupA unique partnership between the Junee Correctional Centre, TAFE NSW Riverina Institute and WIRES will result in orphaned and injured Brushtail possums being released back into the wild with a greater chance of survival.  read more

Too many being impacted by land clearing

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Long-nosed Bandicoot joeyThis young male Long-nosed bandicoot was dropped into a local Northern Beaches vet with his mother. They had been found by the side of the road and sadly the mother died overnight at the vet. She didn't have any obvious injuries but it is likely she had been hit by a car and died of internal injuries. read more

Flight of the Fledglings

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Shearwater fledgling This young Shearwater was born on Coffs Harbour's, Mutton Bird Island back in November and now he and thousands like him are ready to take flight, following their parents on their annual migration to SE Asia.  read more