| Mar 6, 2023
Restoring wildlife corridors with your help
Your donations are helping to restore and reconnect Australian habitat so surviving wildlife populations can thrive in safety.
One of the most important ways we can protect surviving wildlife is to restore and regenerate their natural habitat. Reconnecting wildlife corridors is particularly vital because it enables species to roam and forage safely, recolonising habitat and finding suitable mates.
WIRES has partnered with the Great Eastern Ranges to help fund the restoration and regeneration of critical wildlife habitat in areas that suffered significantly in the 2020 Black Summer Bushfires.
The project is supporting over 22 species of wildlife including koalas, greater gliders, spotted-tail quolls, masked owls and grey-headed flying-foxes. It includes installing nest boxes to replace natural tree hollows that have disappeared, huge replanting efforts of nectar producing shrubs, and restoring landscapes so they are more resilient to future climate disasters.
The project includes carefully monitoring the recovery of wildlife populations and their habitats, and working with traditional owners, local landowners and community groups to share knowledge and build local capacity. A key focus is also on restoring locations that can serve as suitable release sites for rehabilitated wildlife.
It’s a massive project with a big vision - thanks to your support!
In other exciting news- our Wildlife Ambulance fleet will soon be expanding across three regional areas in Australia. Each Wildlife Ambulance is equipped with mobile incubators, oxygen units, water tanks, specialist capture and release equipment, emergency lights and vavigation units, which are vitally important when responding to calls for injured wildlife in remote areas. Since its launch our full time Emergency Response Teams, each with a fully equipped wildlife ambulance, have performed almost 10,000 critical rescues- and the numbers grow daily. Thank you so much for helping us establish this vital lifeline for Australian wildlife.