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  • Receives tens of thousands of calls each year to help sick, injured and orphaned native animals.
  • Trains hundreds of people in wildlife rescue and care every year and has 2500 volunteers
  • Has been serving wildlife and the community for almost 30 years
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Native animals urgently need your help

We need urgent assistance as we head into spring and summer, as the requests for WIRES rescue assistance double, and we receive 600-700 calls for help every day. 

Due to natural disasters and development, vast amounts of native animal habitat have been lost. Habitat loss is one of the major reasons many of our native animals are on the threatened species list, at risk of extinction. 


 

On the 20th of March, Blossom the Koala was found on the side of a busy road. Blossom was underweight and disorientated, she also had a joey in her pouch. She was in a dangerous location, surrounded by cars with no trees in sight.

Both mother and joey were rescued by WIRES members and taken into care.

Blossom and joey Petal are a part of a very precious population of koalas. 

Their colony around Campbelltown in South West Sydney, is the last strong hold of a disease free population. They are the only koala population in Australia that is free of Chlamydia, a disease which can be fatal for Koalas and is now considered a major risk to the broader population. 

This important colony of koalas in Campbelltown is in danger, as their habitat is disappearing at an alarming rate. Their area in South West Sydney has been heavily developed over the last decade with new suburbs being built and tens of thousands of people moving in. 

Their food trees and fauna corridors have been bulldozed, forcing them to cross busy roads in search of shelter, mates and nourishment. Since the start of the development, WIRES has seen a huge spike in Koalas needing assistance.

After 5 months in WIRES care, Blossom had regained her strength and both she and Petal put weight on. Mother and joey were successfully released back into the wild.

Their release was bitter sweet for the WIRES members involved as they knew they could no longer keep them safe. 

They will be in danger until we stop clearing land. Between 1990 and 2010, koala populations in NSW declined by 30%. The main reason for the decrease was habitat loss.

Over 20% of the 523 Koalas which WIRES assisted last year had been affected by habitat loss.

This statistic does not include Koalas which were rescued due to the indirect causes including vehicle strike and dog attack.

Koalas are an iconic Australian animal, and they are now vulnerable to extinction. We must make changes to protect them in the wild. 

Please give generously now to help more animals. Your support helps WIRES to assist hundreds of animals every day.

  

Native animals urgently need your help

Due to natural disasters and development, vast amounts of native animal habitat have been lost. Habitat loss is one of the major reasons many of our native animals are on the threatened species list, at risk of extinction.

We need urgent assistance as we head into spring and summer, as the requests for WIRES rescue assistance double, and we receive 600-700 calls for help every day.