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WIRES Announces Stage 2 Emergency Funding Plans

Friday, February 26, 2021

WIRES has announced the allocation of $35 million in funding as part of Stage 2 plans for their Emergency Fund to help Australian native wildlife

The priorities of Stage 2 plans are focused on Rescue, Rehabilitation and Recovery.

“A major aim of our Stage 2 plan is to build national rescue and rehabilitation capacity through collaboration and long-term programs,” said WIRES CEO Leanne Taylor. “We are extremely grateful for the support received from the community both here in Australia and internationally and we are fully committed to using this opportunity to improve the outcomes for our native animals now and in the future.” read more

Australia’s outdated environmental law urgently needs overhaul

Tuesday, February 02, 2021

The release of the 10-year independent review of environmental laws by Professor Graeme Samuel AC is the reform Australia desperately needs and is welcomed by WIRES. read more

WIRES to Fund Native Animal Diseases Research at University of Sydney

Monday, February 01, 2021

WIRES is funding research at University of Sydney School of Veterinary Science to better understand and manage wildlife diseases. The $200,000 grant over two years will support initiatives to improve disease diagnosis in native wildlife and ultimately improve long-term outcomes.

Disease outbreaks and resurgence in native wildlife are becoming more common due to the combination of climate change, unprecedented bushfires and long-term drought conditions.  read more


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