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.
Congratulations to the winners of the Help Save the Bilby Easter 2014 Raffle.
First Prize - Family Holiday to Dreamworld and WhiteWater World, Gold Coast: M. Coecho
Second Prize - winners of the five Family Passes to Featherdale Wildlife Park
1) B. Kearney, Bathurst
2) M. Hall, North Narrabeen
3) A Little, Walang
4) C. Anderson, Cronulla
5) A. White, Hornsby
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 …
Bilbies get a helping hand
A $50,000 boost from the Queensland Government has brightened the future of Queensland’s bilby population. Announced on 19 May by Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection, Andrew Powell. “The Newman Government is proud to support important conservation initiatives to save endangered …
Funding shortage hampers efforts to save endangered bilbies
Easter has traditionally been a boom time for bilbies, with sales of chocolate bilbies filling the coffers of the Save the Bilby Fund. But that funding stream dried up when the chocolate maker Darrell Lea went into administration nearly two years …
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