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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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29 May 2021

Matilda is a young Eastern grey kangaroo; she was just over 1 kg when found standing next to her dead mum on the side of the road. Poppy is a Red-necked wallaby, she had no fur, weighed just 600 gram when found on the ground with no mum in sight. Annie is a young Eastern …

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25 May 2021

A young Swamp wallaby joey was quickly retrieved from the pouch of her dead mum lying on the side of the road at Evans Head, mum had been spotted by a truck driver and his action saved the joeys life. WIRES volunteer Anna has since had the joey named Connie in care. Connie was examined …

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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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19 May 2021

Echidna Season is here It is that time of the year when WIRES receive large numbers of calls for Echidnas hit and injured by cars, they are more active in the cooler weather and for adult Echidna’s it is breeding time, they travel further afield looking for a mate. Young Echidna’s recently emerged from their …

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29 April 2021

The month of April has seen an unusual high number of Tawny Frogmouths come into care with WIRES Northern Rivers, so far we have rescued 35 and many of those have been hit by cars. The Tawny Frogmouth is nocturnal and from dusk they fly slowly and silently though the night in search of prey …

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28 April 2021

In late March a nest was found on the ground, two little chicks were alive, sadly one had already perished.  WIRES was contacted and the two survivors were brought into care. They turned out to be Magpie-larks. Once hydrated, attempts to reunite the two with the parent birds failed, the parent birds could not be …

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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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25 April 2021

Last week David was driving to work early in the morning in a fairly remote area when he spotted a dead kangaroo by the side of the road, sadly it was not unusual. Two days later, same route, same destination, he glanced at the same dead kangaroo still laying on the side of the road, …

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