The largest wildlife rescue organisation in the country, WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information and Rescue and Education Service Inc) has been caring for native Australian animals for over three decades. In the aftermath of Australia’s devastating bushfires and drought, WIRES received unprecedented global support from individuals and organisations.
Now, with a shared vision to restoring and regenerating habitat impacted by the effects of climate change and extreme natural disasters, WIRES has partnered with Landcare Australia to launch the 2020 WIRES Landcare Wildlife Relief and Recovery Grants. A ground-breaking alliance between two not-for-profits who have been part of local communities for over 30 years.
The grants will provide local Landcare environment networks and community groups with access to funding, to lead and coordinate high-priority short- and medium-term wildlife support and habitat restoration projects, which are aligned with key government response priorities – improving outcomes for wildlife across Australia.