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WIRES announced as finalist in the Green Globe Awards

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Now in its 18th year, the Green Globe Awards recognise sustainability and environmental leadership across NSW. read more

Help WIRES to put food in the mouths of hungry animals

Thursday, October 05, 2017

The NSW Wildlife Information Rescue & Education Service Inc. (WIRES) is encouraging everyone to get behind its annual Food Fund during the month of October. read more

WIRES invites you to go 'wild' for a night

Monday, August 28, 2017

On October 3, Sydney's newest luxury hotel - Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour - will open its doors to WIRES and 27 other deserving charities. read more

WIRES concerned for threatened species on mid-south coast of New South Wales

Monday, July 24, 2017

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WIRES asks you to stand up for nature this World Environment Day

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

WIRES asks you to stand up for nature this World Environment Day read more

Volunteer your skills by becoming a Digital Wildlife Ambassador

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Australia’s largest wildlife rescue organisation is urging all Australians to consider how they can use their digital skills to help animals in need. read more

Spare a thought for the future of Australia’s native animals on World Wildlife Day

Friday, March 03, 2017
Australia’s largest wildlife rescue organisation is urging all Australians to take a moment on 3 March to consider how much they love our unique animals and wild places. read more

Food shortage causes dramatic rise in abandoned flying fox pups

Friday, November 18, 2016

WIRES has reported a dramatic increase in underweight and abandoned flying fox pups with over 130 rescues in recent days.

According to WIRES flying fox rehabilitator Storm Stanford, the pups are being abandoned due to a shortage of natural food along the NSW coast, a combination of fewer flowering eucalypts and fruiting trees this season and the ongoing deforestation around coastal areas of NSW. read more

WIRES Food Fund feeds hungry young mouths

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

WIRES is calling for help to feed the large number of juvenile native animals that have been recently rescued and is inviting native animals lovers from across NSW to donate to the WIRES Food Fund.

WIRES CEO Leanne Taylor said that from now and right through Summer, WIRES volunteers will be feeding hundreds of hungry young native birds and animals to ensure their survival - and the rescue and assistance calls from the public just keep on coming. read more

WIRES North West branch calls for more volunteers

Friday, September 23, 2016

Two newly hatched Galah chicks are safe and well thanks to a quick thinking call to WIRES from Ausgrid linesman Steven Lodge.
Steven was checking the deteriorating condition of a power pole in Yagoona when he noticed two eggs in the hollow at the top of the ageing pole (see images below).
WIRES volunteer, Deborah Martin immediately came and collected the eggs from Steve at the site and then rushed them to an incubator. The eggs hatched two weeks later and she is now raising two healthy, and very lucky chicks. read more


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