2016 Milestones

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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

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