The NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Incorporated (WIRES) is the largest wildlife rescue organisation in Australia.

WIRES was established in 1985, when an injured Ibis was found in the heart of Sydney, in Hyde Park. No organisation, government or conservation group could take responsibility for its rescue or care.

Other animal groups, such as the RSPCA, are not equipped to rehabilitate native animals. WIRES quickly established a coordinated network of wildlife carers and rescuers. WIRES work under a license issued by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

John is Patron of WIRES and has been since 1993.

Web address: www.wires.org.au