Local vets and the Macadamia Castle wildlife team are calling for help to set up a wildlife hospital on the northern rivers in recognition of the specialist care needed for caring for our native Australian wildlife.
The days are warming up and WIRES is warning people that snakes are starting become more active – so keep your eyes open to ensure you keep out of their way.
WIRES were called to Casino when a local noticed a the local currawongs swooping something stuck high in a palm tree. It was a Grey-headed flying-fox which had become entangled in the palm fronds.
Many Australian birds and mammals need nest hollows to shelter and raise their young. But as tree removal has seen a massive drop in available nesting sites for our native species.
WIRES all too frequently receives calls about wallabies that have been attacked by dogs. Sadly, the outcome is almost always tragic. So in March this year when the WIRES Hotline was phoned about a joey that had been brought in by a dog, WIRES expected the worst.
Two dogs attacked a bush wallaby at the 'no dog area' of the beach, approximately 250m north of Elements of Byron Resort, last Wednesday.
As the days shorten and winter approaches, more cars are on the road at dusk, dawn and dark. Sadly, this means that many nocturnal animals become victims on our roads.
Hayla is one truely remarkable dog who recently rescued an orphaned female baby possum.
Please don’t be fooled, what might appear to be a rat or mouse may in actual fact be a native rodent and quite possibly an endangered species.
Judith Addison, Byron Bay A swamp wallaby was chased from the beach into the ocean by a cattle dog on Belongil beach last Wednesday. The wallaby was so scared, it swam out further and further. Local residents Andre and John took... Read More →
Your rubbish could be another creatures death sentence – A call to WIRES and a committed neighbour saved 'Mr Ringy' from a fate of slow death.
Heading out at dawn and dusk the local wildlife, particularly the dominant Wallaby species the Swamp Wallaby found on the local Byron coastline, are vulnerable to being hit by cars.
A magnificent juvenile sea eagle that was injured last week when the branch it was roosting on broke, has been nursed back to health by WIRES Norther Rivers and reunited with its parents at Ocean Shores.
Muriel Kinson, WIRES Northern Rivers. WIRES has successfully rescued and released many hundreds of native animals in their more than ten years of service, all possible because of our 24-hour hotline easily reached by a local phone number: 6628 1898.