Byron Bay – WIRES

We’ve chosen WIRES as our charity of choice for our week long fundraiser. Help the volunteers help the animals!

What is WIRES?

WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc.) is Australia’s largest wildlife rescue organisation. WIRES has been rescuing and caring for wildlife for over 30 years and WIRES mission is to actively rehabilitate and preserve Australian wildlife and inspire others to do the same.

Following the catastrophic fires in NSW and Australia 2019 – 2020 WIRES will be focusing on increasing our capacity to rescue and care for more individual animals and pursuing additional opportunities to help wildlife more broadly, including partnering on projects to improve long-term outcomes for native animals.

WIRES began in 1985 in response to a glaring need for a native wildlife rescue service. At the time, no organisation, government or conservation group could take specific responsibility for native animal rescue and care. WIRES quickly established a coordinated network of wildlife carers and rescuers and officially launched as an organisation in March 1986. 

WIRES rescue and cares for wildlife under a license issued by NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and WIRES Rescue Office can be reached 365 days a year by calling 1300 094 737.

WIRES has developed a comprehensive animal database that records information on types of animals, injuries, fates and locations for rescue and release. Continously working on ways to help rescue more animals faster, WIRES has also implemented technology that enables the Rescue Office to instantly contact every available volunteer with the right training, in the right area, about outstanding rescues, using multiple devices.

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