AEA LUXURY TOURS AND MOUNT ’N BEACH SAFARIS SUPPORTS WIRES WITH A $3 PER PERSON DONATION
WHAT IS WIRES?
WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc.) have been rescuing and caring for wildlife for over 30 years and is the largest wildlife rescue organisation in Australia. Every year WIRES provide rescue advice and assistance for tens of thousands of native animals. In just the first 3 weeks of January 2020, WIRES volunteers accepted over 2,600 rescues.
WIRES mission is to actively rehabilitate and preserve Australian wildlife and inspire others to do the same.
Catastrophic fires, the worst drought in history and record high temperatures are taking a tragic toll on Australian native wildlife. Many animals were already struggling with a lack of water and food due to the drought. With the fires destroying unprecedented amounts of habitat, food shortages have increased, and lack of suitable habitat will be a significant long-term challenge for surviving wildlife
Thanks to the incredibly generous support provided by the national and international community in the first week of January, WIRES is now able to offer national emergency support to assist groups working with wildlife affected by these emergency events. WIRES has established a national $1 million emergency ‘WIRES Wildlife Relief Fund*’ for frontline wildlife rescue and volunteer groups. The fund will provide immediate assistance to cover the costs associated with the rescue and care of animals affected by fire, drought and extreme weather conditions. Also, WIRES will be working with the Australian Veterinarian Association (AVA) to provide $1million in funding to support vets and specialist wildlife veterinary practices treating animals that have been affected during this crisis. These two grant programs are in addition to the $1 million WIRES has already distributed over the last eight weeks to the 28 WIRES branches across NSW. There are also further initiatives being worked on at this time.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
By choosing to travel on an AEA Luxury Tours or Mount ’N Beach Safaris tour from the 1st March to 30 June 2020, we will donate $3.00 from every person travelled directly to WIRES. Guests can also make a personal donation on board the vehicle on the day. All funds raised will be given directly to Wires – one of the Key Head office Staff is a close personal friend of our CEO Nicole Flanagan and we are committed to supporting this amazing charity.
So please book with us and help support our native wildlife!