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Read the latest updates on our emergency and bushfire projects here.

Sydney Helicopters “flying turtle” in WIRES care

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

A long-necked turtle is safe and well today after being scooped up by fire-bombing crews in Forster picking up water for bushfires in the area.  read more

Little joey “Phoenix” rises from the ashes of the Springwood bushfires

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

A small male swamp wallaby with burns to his feet orphaned by the Springwood bushfires in the Blue Mountains is safe in the care of WIRES today after sadly losing his mother.  read more

Blossom the possum rescued from bushfires will eventually bloom again

Sunday, October 20, 2013

A brushtail possum with severe burns to her front and back feet, her ears and her tail is safe and in recovery with WIRES.  read more

Central Coast Bushfire forces WIRES wildlife carer out of her home

Saturday, October 19, 2013

A bushfire in Chain Valley Bay last Thursday 17 Oct left WIRES member Julie Allan with no option but to flee her home with an entire human and animal entourage in tow - with 5 children, her elderly mother and father, 4 domestic pets and a brushtail possum all in the car together.  read more

WIRES caring for sugar glider after being saved by the fire brigade

Friday, October 18, 2013

The NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue & Education Service Inc. (WIRES) has taken a 105g female sugar glider into care today after it was rescued by the Silverdale Fire Brigade at Cordeaux dam in Wollongong. Unable to stop as they were on duty and had to get back to Silverdale. WIRES member Val Chew met them there to pick the little one up.  read more

Koala orphaned after horrific motor vehicle accident

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A horrific incident between a ute and an adult female koala has left a joey orphaned in the Central West of NSW. The koala joey, now fondly known as ‘Koala Bill’, is slowly recovering.  read more

WIRES Green sea turtle release Monday 14 Oct

Saturday, October 12, 2013

After a long recovery at Taronga wildlife clinic, WIRES is pleased to be releasing a green sea turtle back to the wild on the Central Coast of NSW this Monday the 14th of October.  read more

WIRES rescues glider endangered in the South East

Thursday, October 10, 2013

A greater glider joey has been rescued by WIRES from the South East of NSW where the populations of the species is endangered. While the joey is healthy and likely to be released back into the wild, the future of the species remains dim.  read more

Thousands in shock to realise the Koala is clinging for hope

Monday, October 07, 2013

The annual Entijuanarte Festival, Tijuana Mexico has a new attraction this year; an art installation featuring Australia’s cuddly koala. While tens of thousands are gathering to enjoy the giant koala bear, they are shocked to realise there are threats to the future of the species.  read more

Help WIRES care for swans this spring

Monday, September 30, 2013

As the winter breeding season of the black swan comes to an end in southern parts of Australia, cygnets are birthing in the thousands around NSW. WIRES has put forward its 28th Spring Appeal, calling on the public to help it rescue unique wildlife animals like the black swan.  read more


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