2016 Milestones

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  • Indigenous Bilby Knowledge Festival supported by Save the Bilby Fund
  • Revised MoU signed with the Queensland Government
  • The Bilby Channel launches on YouTube
  • The new Charleville Bilby Experience officially opened
  • Inaugural Fur Ball and Dawnie Express steam train highlights in Charleville as part of fundraising for National Bilby Day
  • A pilot national schools competition 'Save the Bilby Challenge' was held
  • Citizen science surveys '2016 Bilby Tracks' trip conducted in Currawinya National Park 2016

Timeline of achievements 1998-2015

  • 1998 National appeal launched by Frank Manthey and Peter McRae to construct the Bilby Fence at Currawinya National Park
  • 1999 Save the Bilby Fund officially formed under a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Queensland Government and the Murweh Shire Council
  • 2003 Bilby Fence officially opened by Environment Minister Dean Wells
  • 2003 Frank awarded Australian Geographic Conservationist of the Year
  • 2004 Dreamworld breeds Bilbies under Captive Breeding Agreement with the Queensland Government
  • 2005 First Bilby release into Currawinya Bilby Fence
  • 2005 National Bilby Day officially declared by Federal Minister for the Environment The Hon. Ian Campbell
  • 2007 Face The Challenge School Competition launched nationally
  • 2009 Dreamworld opens Bilby display
  • 2009 Griffith University engaged to survey Currawinya and PPBio plot research supported for environmental monitoring
  • 2012 Frank awarded OAM for services to conservation
  • 2012 Ipswich Nature Reserve‚Äôs 'Frank Manthey - Bilby Burrow' display opened
  • 2014 Queensland Feral Animal Summit initiated by Save the Bilby Fund
  • 2014 Save the Bilby Fund granted Deductible Gift Recipient Status and added to the Australian Government Register of Environmental Organisations
  • 2015 Greater Bilby Recovery Summit 2015 initiated by Save the Bilby Fund with the National Interim Conservation Plan for the Greater Bilby developed and published
  • 2015 Save the Bilby Fund appointed Interim National Recovery Team Co-ordinator for the Greater Bilby


Bilby Update - 2016 in Review

Find out all about what's been happening with the Fund throughout 2016. read more

Save the Bilby Challenge 2017

In our 2017 competition, we'll be asking Australian school students of all ages to produce a film / animation, piece of creative writing or poster to inspire greater public support for saving these threatened marsupials through action, education and raising awareness. read more