Bilbies were common in many different habitats throughout Australia until European settlement. Predation by European red foxes and feral cats has meant that bilby populations now only occur in the isolated arid and semi-arid areas of Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland.
Making a difference
Some people are born to achieve great things. Luke Curnow was one such boy. Tragically, though, his life was cut short at age 7 before he could live his dreams. Australians, with your support, we can keep his spirit alive by helping his favourite animal – the bilby.
Our bilbies need more special people to help save them.
Frank Manthey (left) with Animal Al (Mucci) and his children celebrating National Bilby Day at Dreamworld on 14 September.
The bilby is the only Australian animal with its own national day. It's celebrated annually on the second Sunday of September.
The day also saw the announcement of the first National Bilby Summit which will be held in early 2015 in Sydney.
For more on the summit's 'One Plan' approach to help save the bilby read the media release.
Bilby plight leads conservation groups to unite
Conservation specialists and organisations will meet in early 2015 for the first National Bilby Summit. The summit will mark the start of a ‘One Plan’ approach to saving the bilby from extinction. In this bid for more effective management of …
The latest Bilby eNews Progress Report
Bilby eNewsletter September 2014 Contents: Frank Manthey’s last official bilby show/ Visit to the Curranwinya bilby fence/ One plan approach for recovery of the bilby/ National Bilby Day and School’s Bilby Day/ OneChannel web-based education program Read more here: Bilby …
Bilby droppings used to measure stress levels
Bilby droppings are being used by scientists who have pioneered a new technique to measure stress levels of the endangered marsupial. A study published in the European Journal of Wildlife Research found levels of the stress hormone cortisol in bilbies in captive …
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