Black Flying-fox in care
Looking back on the past twelve months it’s hard to believe what the world has endured - it has truly been a year like no other. Extreme weather events, bushfires and COVID-19 have provided the backdrop to major challenges for humanity and the environment across the globe.
At WIRES we remain focused on increasing our capacity to rescue and care for more wildlife on an ongoing basis and improving preparedness to better respond to major wildlife emergencies. Another priority focus is habitat recovery, as without healthy, sustainable forests and wild species populations, the animals we rescue and rehabilitate have nowhere safe to be released. Simply put, without the wild, there is no future for wildlife.
The lead up to Christmas is always our busiest time of year for rescues, with carers looking after many sick, injured and often orphaned animals. With your ongoing support it is our privilege to keep working to ensure native animals can be returned to the wild now and in the future.
Over the Australian Summer bats are just one of the special native species we rescue. Bats, both megabats and microbats are among the most important yet most misunderstood animals on our planet.
With your help we have been proud to support Green Heroes in the production of an informative wildlife film series and we would like to share with you this insightful video about Flying-foxes and microbats.
We have done a lot this year and there is a lot more planned for 2021. Thank you for all that you have done to assist wildlife. We are deeply grateful for your support.
Without you, none of this is possible. If you are able to give a gift to support the ongoing rescue, rehabilitation and recovery of wildlife, please donate today and share our project. In October alone we received over 21,000 calls for help.
Thank you from everyone at WIRES