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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

'Golf Ball' turns out to be tiny orphaned puggle

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Echidna puggleThis very young echidna puggle was just three weeks old when its mother was hit by a car, in October 2015.  Kara was driving when she came across an echidna injured on the road; she stopped to help the injured animal.    read more

The Future of NSW Wildlife is Under Threat

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Sign the petition today

There is current law reform being proposed in NSW, that could be implemented any time from March 2016, that would radically put at risk the future of NSW wildlife. These changes are so dire for native animals and the environment that WIRES have partnered with major environmental groups, including the Nature Conservation Council of NSW, Total Environment Centre, National Parks Association of NSW, The Wilderness Society, WWF – Australia, Colong Foundation for Wilderness and Humane Society International, to speak out against the proposed changes. read more

Hatching a Green Tree Snake

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Green Tree Snake Hatchling ©Sara PiddlesdenWIRES is often called, especially about reptiles as people are nervous about seeing them in close proximity to their house or yard. In many cases our volunteers are able to explain and reassure people that reptiles really just want to be left alone and will do everything they can to avoid human contact.

Sometimes reptiles do need to be relocated, either because the environment is unsuitable or they are in danger of harm. Recently WIRES was called to relocate a Green Tree Snake in Northern Sydney.

As usual the snake was contained in a reptile bag for transportation to an appropriate release site and subsequently released. Later that day when the reptile bag was being packed away Sara realised it was not entirely empty.
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Young Platypus being found in unusual places

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Platypus-WIRESIt is not often WIRES receives calls about platypus in trouble - they are secretive and elusive animals. But last week our volunteers in the Northern Rivers area of NSW have had two calls about platypus wandering in inappropriate places.  read more

Photo Montage - Lorikeet chicks

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Kristin shared this story about two lorikeets (and fantastic photo montage depicting the development of their chicks) who have been regular visitors to her garden for 15 years!

Kristin says "We'd seen them before but then they suddenly started digging in a garden bed underneath a stone bird bath basin 4 years ago. read more

WIRES 2016 Australia Day Photo Competition - Winners

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Congratulations to everyone who entered, to our 10 finalists, and of course our three winners:
1st-Bevan Badcott
2nd-Ann Killeen
3rd-Kylie Fisher
The quality of entries was outstanding and choosing the 10 finalists was extremely difficult. We will feature some more of the entries in coming weeks on our facebook page as there are so many that deserve to be seen that we could not fit into our final 10. Thanks to everyone for participating either by submitting entries and/or voting. read more