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WIRES announce 3 Million Dollars for Emergency Wildlife Rescue and Care

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES) has launched two national emergency relief grants programs to support volunteers assisting wildlife as well as the veterinary sector, both of which are working tirelessly to manage native animals currently requiring immediate and ongoing care.
WIRES has established a national $1 million emergency ‘WIRES Wildlife Relief Fund*’ for frontline wildlife rescue and volunteer groups. The fund will provide immediate assistance to cover the costs associated with the rescue and care of animals affected by fire, drought and extreme weather conditions.  read more

Over 1 Billion Animals Lost

Sunday, January 19, 2020

After months of concurrent fires devasting Australia there are still dozens of fires burning in NSW alone.  read more

Emergency Help Requests

Saturday, January 18, 2020

During the emergency events underway in Australia WIRES have received an overwhelming amount of calls, enquiries and offers of help from within Australia and internationally.  read more

Statement from WIRES CEO, Leanne Taylor

Friday, January 10, 2020

Statement from WIRES CEO, Leanne Taylor.
For immediate release, 10th January, 2020.

In what has become one of Australia’s most severe bushfire seasons, WIRES would like to take a moment to thank everyone for their support.

From funding contributions by businesses, organisations, high profile celebrities and the overwhelming support of the international and local community, we are inspired by your generosity and committed to continuing to provide rescue and care for native animals impacted by the bushfires and preserving and protecting Australian wildlife into the future. read more

Emergency Food, Water and Shelter for Wildlife

Friday, January 10, 2020

Updated 27th January, 2020 read more

Emergency Update January 2020

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

It is with shock that we continue to face the unfolding fire and drought catastrophe in NSW and Australia.

Over 4.9 million hectares of land has been burnt in NSW alone this season. Distressingly the fires in Australia to date have burnt more land that the tragic Californian wildfires and Amazon fires combined.  read more

Emergency Donations to Help Wildlife

Saturday, January 04, 2020

Updated 6th Feb

During the worst drought on record, catastrophic fires have ravaged Australia for months. Over 4.9 million hectares of land has been burnt in NSW alone, over 80 fires are still burning and surviving animals are facing dire food and water shortages and loss of habitat. read more

Emergency Wildlife Rescue Advice

Friday, January 03, 2020
NSW is again in a State of Emergency, there are currently 135 fires still burning in NSW, over 4 million hectares of land has already been burnt and the state is bracing for worse to come over the weekend. read more

Help Us Find this Microbat's Home

Thursday, December 12, 2019

On the afternoon of the 6th December, this tiny microbat was taken to Somersby Vets in the Central Coast, with suspected injuries from the bushfires.  read more

Unrelenting Fire Emergency

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Over 2 million hectares of land have been burnt, dozens of fires are still burning and we are now bracing for heatwave conditions with temperatures of over 40 degrees forecast.  read more


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