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WIRES is Preparing for the Bushfire Season

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

With the bushfire season fast approaching WIRES has been working on a range of initiatives and programs in preparedness for emergency weather events that impact wildlife. The focus continues to be on improving emergency response capacity to rescue and care for higher numbers of animals and ensuring appropriate training is readily available and accessible to all volunteers. read more

Aussie Ark Partners with WIRES in Landmark Partnership for Australian Wildlife

Wednesday, September 09, 2020
  • WIRES has granted Aussie Ark $1,045,000 to support the long-term recovery of native threatened wildlife 
  • The funds will be directed towards the support of species recovery and habitat programs
  • The powerhouse partnership between two of Australia’s most vital conservation organisations will deliver on the ground conservation outcomes for wildlife
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WIRES Launches Water for Wildlife Project

Thursday, August 20, 2020

WIRES is proud to announce the Water for Wildlife collaboration that will build and distribute $1 million worth of arboreal water stations for native wildlife.

The project is a direct result of research by the University of Sydney that found that koalas used supplemented water extensively throughout the year. This is particularly frequent when extreme weather events dramatically reduce leaf water content, potentially leading to large-scale mortality due to dehydration.  read more

WIRES Partner with Currumbin Wildlife Hospital to Help Wildlife

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

WIRES is proud to be supporting Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, Queensland to expand its facility and be equipped to treat a rapidly increasing number of sick, injured and orphaned Australian wildlife.  read more

Australian Wildlife Conservancy announces major new partnership with WIRES to save endangered wildlife

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) and Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES) are proud to announce the establishment of an exciting new partnership. Thanks to the incredible support WIRES received from the global community to assist wildlife, WIRES is investing over $1.6 million in AWC’s major bushfire recovery projects that will see at least two of Australia’s most endangered mammals saved from extinction.  read more

WIRES and Landcare Australia award $1.185 million to 64 groups across the country in post-bushfire wildlife habitat regeneration

Monday, July 13, 2020

Monday July 13 2020: WIRES and Landcare Australia have announced that 64 environmental groups across the country will benefit from a landmark $1.185 million grants partnership supporting recovery of wildlife habitats impacted by bushfire and drought. read more

WIRES uses bushfire donations to support University koala research

Saturday, July 11, 2020

WIRES has announced a three-year grant to the Koala Health Hub (KHH) a University of Sydney initiative to support koala care, management and research. The grant will sustain the KHH and allow it to respond to increasing need for koala care and management following recent bushfires and droughts. read more

WIRES Landcare Wildlife Relief and Recovery Grants Program

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

WIRES and Landcare Australia have joined forces in a landmark $1million partnership supporting recovery of wildlife habitats impacted by bushfire and drought across Australia. read more

WIRES EMERGENCY WILDLIFE RELIEF AND RECOVERY PLANS

Friday, February 21, 2020

In the aftermath of Australia’s devastating bushfires and drought, WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information and Rescue and Education Service Inc) has received unprecedented global support from individuals and organisations, donating in excess of $60 million to WIRES Emergency Fund to help Australian native wildlife.  read more

WIRES asks holiday motorists to watch out for bushfire affected animals

Friday, January 03, 2020

WIRES is asking motorists to please take extra care on the roads during the school holiday period as bushfire affected animals seek water, food and shelter.

Early mornings and evenings are when many species including koalas, wombats, possums, wallabies and sugar gliders are on the move, but if they are disoriented by the fires they could attempt to cross roadways at any time of day or night.

WIRES CEO Leanne Taylor said many animals were already struggling with a lack of water and food due to the ongoing drought. Now, with bushfires destroying over 3.4 million hectares of habitat in NSW, our wildlife is facing significant long-term challenges.     read more


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