Bats

26 August 2021

Native Wildlife & Rodenticides: A Deadly Combination     WIRES was recently contacted by Kate, she had found this Barn owl dead on the ground, with no sign of injury, no sign of reason why it had died.Sadly it is most likely a case of second generation poisoning and this owl is just one of many native …

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22 August 2021

Today is the start of #KeepAustraliaBeautifulWeek, which runs until the 28th of August.There are two key themes this year: ‘Dropped on Land, Kills at Sea’, and ‘Where Does Your Rubbish Go?’ These two themes impact the daily life of WIRES members and the rescues we attend. Entanglement and ingestion of non-organic substances are two major …

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7 July 2021

At the end of March, WIRES Northern Rivers was called to rescue a flying-fox entangled on barbed wire in Numulgi. She was taken to Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital as her injuries were so serious we didn’t know if she could be saved. The x-ray to check for bone injuries revealed that “Numulgi” was pregnant. Flying-foxes …

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1 July 2021

From 1 July 2021, the shooting of Flying-foxes is banned in NSW.The Grey-headed Flying-fox is listed as vulnerable to extinction and WIRES works closely with the community to ensure their protection and preservation. Flying-foxes are keystone species in Australian ecosystems. They act as long range pollinators and are crucial for the long-term health of our …

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5 June 2021

Join us for World Environment Day Saturday 5th June at Lismore Environment Centre, Pride Plaza, cnr Magellan and Molesworth Street, next to the transit centre in Lismore.  World Environment Day is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. The theme for World Environment Day 2021 is ‘Ecosystem Restoration’. …

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22 May 2021

Today is World Biodiversity Day! The term Biodiversity refers to the myriad of ways different species and communities of living creatures – plants, insects, humans – interact with each other and make our planet habitable.The United Nations first created the event in 1993, where their aim was to promote awareness about biodiversity, sustainability and climate …

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26 April 2021

Thousands of animals are badly injured each year as a result of entanglement in or contact with barbed wire. We frequently attend rescues where native animals are caught and tangled in netting and fencing. Nocturnal animals such as bats, gliders and owls are particularly susceptible and are often entangled when flying towards flowering or fruiting …

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24 April 2021

Today is World Veterinary Day and we want to show our appreciation for all the veterinary practices who work with us for the wellbeing of our native wildlife. We could not do what we do without the help of vets all around Australia, who use their time and knowledge to provide medical assistance to our …

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3 April 2021

Last week WIRES received a call for a microbat that had become stuck on fly tape and had already been removed by the member of the public. Still stuck to himself the poor bat was quickly rescued by WIRES volunteer bat carer Merryn and brought to Alstonville Veterinary Hospital for assessment. Under anaesthetic, WIRES volunteer …

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