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WIRES and Landcare Partner to Help Wildlife

Long-term drought damage and over 18 million hectares of land burnt in massive fires over recent months, much of which was threatened species habitat, have taken a tragic toll on native species. 

Unprecented disasters of this scale require unprecedented collaboration to help wildlife recover. To deliver the best possible outcomes for impacted wildlife, WIRES and Landcare have joined forces in a new 1 milion program funded by WIRES to implement immediate response, recovery and resilience building projects for wildlife in bushfire and drought impacted communities across Australia.

WIRES and Landcare have both been serving the Australian community, wildlife and the environment for decades, providing ongoing support to local communities to care for wildlife and wildlife habitat. Partnering together on this grants program WIRES and Landcare will provide networks and groups additional support to coordinate and fund projects to maximise the impact of their contribution to recovery efforts and strengthen outcomes for wildlife.

Together we will deliver improved outcomes for wildlife following devastating bushfires and drought across Australia, aligned with key government response priorities and we will support local communities to undertake priority short to medium-term wildlife support and associated habitat rehabilitation projects. 

Eligible projects will be directly-related to the implementation of bushfire or drought-related wildlife recovery activities, such as:

Applications for grants will remain open until April 30 with successful applicants notified early May. 

WIRES and Landcare look foward to sharing the details of successful applications and completed projects as soon as they are available.


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