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

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

Koala Health Hub | Project Update

Monday, July 05, 2021

Following the major 2019/20 bushfires, the Koala Health Hub (KHH) at the University of Sydney was the recipient of a three-year grant from WIRES. The grant has sustained the KHH and allowed it to respond to a dramatic increase in need for koala care and management following decades of drought and other significant impacts on their populations. read more

Polar Blast may impact vulnerable animals

Thursday, June 10, 2021

With the 'Polar Blast' hitting much of eastern Australia this week we would like to share some information on how this sort of weather can impact wildlife and how you can help. read more

WIRES Supporting ARC in Emergency Response Capacity Building

Thursday, April 15, 2021

WIRES has announced $420,000 in funding for Animal Rescue Cooperative (ARC) to help improve national emergency response capabilities and provide national assistance to the wildlife rescue and rehabilitation sector. read more

Men's Sheds Helping Wildlife

Thursday, April 08, 2021

Possum BoxNatural tree hollows are an increasingly scarce and valuable resource for many native species and for some they are essential. Hollows provide safe places to shelter and in many cases to breed. Natural hollows that are suitable to support wildlife can take 100-200 years to form and many hollow-bearing trees were lost in the 2019/20 bushfire season.  read more

Flying-fox Veterinary Vaccination Grant

Thursday, April 01, 2021

Thank you to all the veterinary practices who applied for a WIRES Flying-fox Veterinary Vaccination Grant.    read more

WIRES 35th Anniversary

Monday, March 29, 2021

Through March, we have been celebrating the 35th anniversary of WIRES rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing native wildlife. When WIRES was founded back in 1986, little did we know that 35 years later we would become the largest wildlife rescue organisation in Australia.  read more

Bushfire recovery update: Mid North Coast Macropod Enclosure Construction

Monday, March 29, 2021

Many WIRES members directly felt the impact of the 19/20 bushfire season and continue their efforts to rebuild after the tragic losses experienced.   read more

Australian Floods - Wildlife Assistance Advice

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Extreme weather events can result in stress and shock for wildlife.

As storms and heavy rain continue to lash Australia, we are receiving calls to assist animals impacted by the large areas of inundation and fast-flowing floodwaters. We ask that you please always follow the advice and directions from the relevant State authorities. For your own safety do not enter floodwaters at any time and if you are caught in a flood, call triple zero 000 for help.  read more

International Women’s Day 2021

Monday, March 08, 2021

Today is International Womens day and we want to celebrate the amazing efforts of women in the WIRES community. WIRES could not exist without the 2788 female volunteers who use their time, energy and knowledge to rescue, rehabilitate and protect our wildlife. Every day, these women choose to make an impact on the wellbeing of Australia's native animals by creating lasting change on their wellbeing and inspiring positive change in their communities.   read more

World Wildlife Day 2021 – Celebrating wildlife and wildlife carers.

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Wednesday 3rd of March is World Wildlife Day and we want to encourage our community to celebrate and protect Australia's incredible native biodiversity. Take a moment today to consider our unique animals and wild places.

Australia is home to thousands of unique and varied species which are increasingly at risk. 
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