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10 hours ago

All Australian birds have a special place in our hearts 💚 but which one are you? @jessharwoodart #whichbirdareyou #australianbirds #wireswildliferescue #quarantinefun


Rescued Diamond python 🐍 being released to recovering bushland on the Mid South Coast of NSW. #slytherin #wireswildliferescue #python #australianbushfires

2 days ago

WIRES Wildlife Emergency Grant Recipient - Staghorn Wildlife Shelter VIC "With this grant the funding will take the burden off the shelter, and allow orphaned and injured wildlife in care to be feed and rehabilitated effected by this extreme heat, drought and fire season. Thank you WIRES I cannot explain the difference this grant will make to the shelter." Jo Mitlehner - Staghorn Wildlife Shelter #wireswildliferescue #grantrecipient #allinthistogether #raptor #birdofprey

5 days ago

#StayAtHome As we all adjust to the new physical distancing and isolation measures, we can look to native animals like the Crucifix toad to provide inspiration. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Native to NSW and QLD, the Crucifix toad will bury itself for months at a time only to reappear in periods of heavy rainfall. Setting a good example for all of us 🐸🐸🐸. ⠀ 📸 @wild_lachie #stayhealthy #wireswildliferescue #belikeacrucifixtoad

6 days ago

Today WIRES and Landcare Australia have announced a landmark $1million grants program to support the recovery of wildfire habitats impacted by bushfire and drought across Australia. The WIRES Landcare Wildlife Relief and Recovery Grants will provide eligible groups grants up to $20,000 to maximise and coordinate restoration projects. Applications are open until 30 April 2020. Projects may include – post fire habitat restoration, installation and monitoring nest boxes and revegetation of habitat and food trees for native fauna. Applications and details via 🔗 in bio @landcareaustralia #recoverygrants #habitatrecovery #ecology #conservation

1 weeks ago

Happy, hoppy thoughts 💭 📷 Alice Reddington Photography @bremer_bay_wa #westerngreykangaroo #joey #beaches #Australia #wildlife #smile #isolateandsmile #distanceandsmile

2 weeks ago

WIRES Wildlife Emergency Grant Recipient - Wombat Awareness Organisation South Australia "The drought has had such a significant effect on the entire population of Southern Hairy-nosed Wombats and we have been devastated with the concept that we cannot save as many of these precious animals as possible due to the sheer cost of feed, veterinary treatment and medications. We are so grateful to WIRES for this life-saving support to WAO to assist the wombats of SA in need.” WAO, Brigette Stevens 📷 ‘Apricot’ was a victim of starvation as a result of the drought. She has blossomed into a beautiful, quirky little girl. #wombat #wombatwednesday #nevertooearly #wireswildliferescue #southernhairynosedwombat

2 weeks ago

At home with kids? Check out WIRES Colouring-in Activity Sheet. Link in Highlights-Kids Activities @wireswildliferescue #wireswildliferescue #colouringin #coloring #kidsactivities #wildliferescue

2 weeks ago

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🙅‍♂️ TOO CLOSE 🙅‍♀️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #socialdistancing #covid19

2 weeks ago

Barn Owls are mostly active at night, spending their time flying over farmland searching for prey. Despite their worldwide distribution, they are declining in parts of their range due to habitat loss. The characteristic white, heart-shaped facial disc collects sound waves and directs them towards the owl's ears concentrating noises and assists these birds of prey in finding food. This owl hunts by hearing its prey to locate it as well as by seeing it. They feed mostly on small mammals and rodents, and swallow their prey whole. Barn Owls or subspecies are found on every continent except Antarctica. 📷 Bec Crozier

2 weeks ago

WIRES has approved and disbursed Emergency Grants to 140 licensed wildlife rescue groups and carers across Australia. Here is another example of the how your donations are being used to get grants out to help save wild lives. WIRES Wildlife Emergency Grant Recipient - Wildlife Nurse Shelter Operator VIC "Thank you for the grant, this will be a huge help and support for the animals that come in to my care. I receive a lot of ICU cases as I am also a vet nurse so having an intensive care unit, drip pump and other equipment will be a huge advantage. I also received a few flying foxes but have no proper set up for them. This will help immensely to set up an enclosure for them" Leila Merrit - Wildlife Nurse Shelter Operator #ringtailpossum #wildlifegrants #wireswildliferescue #emergencygrant

3 weeks ago

In the aftermath of the fires access to water was a major priority for surviving wildlife and in early January WIRES was pleased to be able to help fund work being conducted by Greater Sydney Local Land Services WIRES provided 120 automatic-filling drinking bowls to provide water for wildlife in semi-remote locations. Over 150 medium-term water stations were installed in National Parks, Council Reserves and private land across Greater Sydney, Blue Mountains, and the Southern Highlands. Approximately half of these stations have since been retrieved thanks to rain, however in some areas bushfires have damaged dams or contaminated streams and water stations are still in use for these areas. With support from WIRES, Greater Sydney Local Land Services worked with local councils, Landcare/Bushcare groups, IFAW and NPWS to get emergency water stations installed for native wildlife species across the Greater Sydney region in response to extreme drought and fires. #wireswildliferescue #waterstations #landcareaustralia #emergencyreliefsupport

3 weeks ago

National Eucalypt Day 2020 - March 23 During the bushfire season we watched with horror as large areas of our eucalypt forests, along with the wildlife who live in them, were devastated by the fires. Today is a day to celebrate the resilience and importance of our eucalypts. Australia has nearly 900 species of eucalypt and they provide camoflauge, cover, shelter and food for many of our unique species. Find out Australia's favourite Eucalypt for 2020 at @eucalyptaus Share your love for your favourite eucalypt today with the tag #EucalyptoftheYear

3 weeks ago

WIRES Wildlife Emergency Grant Recipient - KangAware Rescue and Refuge SA “This is going to help us keep our macropods safe from predators, with the ongoing drought bringing more foxes and now even dogs to our property with the threat of them attacking the animals in our care. It is a huge weight off of our shoulders to know that our enclosures will now be totally secure and safe for our precious kangaroos! We will now also be able to buy good quality feed in bulk and store it safely - unlike in the past when we have had to store hay in our spare bedroom! Thankyou so much WIRES for your fast acceptance of our application and your help for the wildlife, we are so grateful!” Danielle Patterson - KangAware Rescue and Refuge

3 weeks ago

WIRES Wildlife Emergency Grant Recipient - Independent Carer QLD "Thank you so much for helping out so many carers Australia wide. I am an independent carer located in Gracemere and unfortunately the independent carers cannot usually access grants so this will be a huge reprieve on many carers Australia wide. This grant will provide much needed milk formulas and housing for the precious wildlife I have in care now and in the future to ensure healthy well rounded wildlife returned to the wild when ready." Jennifer Cox

3 weeks ago

Jiggy the juvenile platypus was a rare rescue in the Riverina area in early February. The creek was in flood when Wendy found him on the river bank and realised he was in trouble. Luckily she was able to carefully contain him and called WIRES immediately. He was estimated to be of the age young platypus begin emerging from the burrow and strike out on their own. He had some minor injuries and a respiratory infection. It was clear he would need specialist care and facilities and he was transported to Taronga. Reports are that he is doing well and WIRES will be on hand to help when he is ready for release. #platypus #monotreme #wireswildliferescue #australianwildlife

4 weeks ago

In the face of the evolving COVID-19 situation we want to reassure you that WIRES is continuing to provide rescue assistance and advice for wildlife. Clearly the situation remains fluid however it may be that in coming weeks our volunteers may not always be as available or as able to respond as usual. It is important to know that as members of the broader community our volunteers will also be subject to the government and health guidelines. As volunteers attend rescue situations please remember that social distancing will need to be observed. Our online Report and Rescue form https://www.wires.org.au/rescue/report-a-rescue will be an important way of communicating rescue details to our team during the coming weeks. We would encourage everyone to use that option if you are unable at any time to reach us on the Rescue Line, we will respond as soon as possible. We do ask for patience and understanding in the weeks and months ahead. As new information is available we may need to adjust our advice but assisting injured, orphaned and displaced wildlife remains our priority along with the safety and health of our volunteers. #wireswildliferescue #rescueassistance #wildlifeinfo

4 weeks ago

WIRES Wildlife Emergency Grant Recipient - Bush Babies Wildlife Shelter VIC "The funding we received from WIRES was a welcome relief, shelters, carers and animals across the many states of Australia at the moment are doing it tough with the heat, fire and drought, its extremely challenging. These funds will enable us to upgrade our structures and purchase new cages for soft release. Thank you so much, we really appreciate you guys." Leanne Terrington - Bush Babies Wildlife Shelter

4 weeks ago

The Wedge-tailed Eagle has a 2.3 metre wingspan and is Australia's largest bird of prey and also one of the largest eagles in the world. Their long, wedge-shaped tail, is a distinguishing feature and their legs are feathered. These eagles are widespread and WIRES rescues many each year, often as a result of collisions with motor vehicles. It is always best to be aware of wildlife and drive to the conditions. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷 @birdmark95

4 weeks ago

Another WIRES Wildlife Emergency Grant Recipient - Hepburn Wildlife Shelter VIC "The equipment we can buy from this grant will mean that we can save more lives. We will be able to provide proper resources and safety equipment to our tireless wildlife rescuers, and fulfil our dream of building a large rehabilitation flight aviary for the beautiful Grey Headed Flying Foxes that need our help in the hot summers. It means that the shelter will be in a position to provide triage resources if our local wildlife ever faces a bush fire event. We are very grateful to WIRES for this much needed assistance." Gayle Chappell- Hepburn Wildlife Shelter

4 weeks ago

#notamouse There are 10 species of antechinus in Australia which are also sometimes known as marsupial mice. Unlike mice: - they can be active during the day as well as night - most antechinus are insectivourous and for the arachnophobe great to have around as they hunt spiders 🕷 and cockroaches Most live in treehollows and come down to ground level to forage in leaf litter, although some species do make burrows in the ground or nest in fallen trees. Not as commonly encountered in urban areas these days they are more often seen outside city boundaries. The Yellow-footed antechinus, pictured here, are also sometimes rescued from home kitchens and other places where insects congregate, occasionally inside armchairs and unused handbags in regional areas. Smaller species like these, although less in the spotlight, are likely to have been heavily impacted by the recent bushfires. 💔 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷 @eucalyptaus ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

4 weeks ago

WIRES Wildlife Emergency Grant Recipient - Bridgetown Wildlife Rescue WA "Dear WIRES, I cannot Thank you enough for accepting my grant application. The $5000 will enable me to support the 200 kangaroos that are in desperate need of support. I can now go to bed not worrying about how I am going to provide food and water for them. Having to look at their faces everyday and knowing that If I don't help them...they will die a horrible slow death .You have given me Peace of mind. Thank you." Shane Williams- Bridgetown Wildlife Rescue

5 weeks ago

A few weeks ago this young female koala was rescued on a bush road. She was found in an area very near to where a bushfire had devastated large areas of the Blue Mountains National Park. A local off duty police officer who contained her took her home and called WIRES immediately. Vet examination found she was suffering from a severe infection and acute renal failure and her future did not look bright. After a long course of antibiotic injections and five weeks of dedicated care by WIRES volunteer, Morgan she has started to eat and the chance of a successful release for this gorgeous girl looks much more likely. 🐨 #wireswildliferescue #koala #koalarescue

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International Women's Day 2020: We celebrate & pay tribute to all the women who are out every day saving wild lives. #IWD #IWD2020 #EachforEqual