Supporters and Patrons
We are extremely grateful for the continued support of our main sponsors. These include:
We work in partnership to bring the bilby back from the brink of extinction. Dreamworld is the only Queensland non-government institution for approval to breed bilbies for release back into their natural environment of Queensland. Since obtaining approval from Queensland Government, Dreamworld has breed over 20 bilbies and released 11 back into the Currawinya National Park. Dreamworld opened a Semi-Nocturnal Bilby House to increase awareness about bilby conservation and the plight of this unique animal and has unique educational programs linked to Bilby conservation.
Dreamworld donations assist important conservation initiatives of the Save the Bilby Fund including assisting with Rangers at Currawinya National Park in south-west Queensland, the area used to release bilbies back into the wild as part of the Recovery Plan for the species. We have supported two documentaries released in recent times on Channel 10 and BBC which has included the Bilby Brothers and staff from Dreamworld involved in the captive breeding program.
Find out more on the Dreamworld website www.dreamworld.com.au
Fyna Foods Australia Pty Ltd (Pink Lady chocolates)
On 6 March 2013, Tom Campbell (Executive Director) from Fyna Foods met with Frank Manthey, Al Mucci and other Save the Bilby Fund Board members and Larissa Waters (Greens Senator) to present a $10,000 cheque to Save the Bilby Fund.
Al Mucci accepting the cheque from Fyna Foods
This funding injection will help with the purchase of 30 solar-powered cameras to monitor the release of captive bred bilbies at Currawinya National Park. A percentage of the proceeds from the sale of Pink Lady bilbies and other chocolates will go to the fund. We will keep you informed of developments in this exciting new relationship as it evolves.
Find out more on the Pink Lady website www.plchocolates.com.au/index.asp
Planet Press EnviroPrint Australia
Planet Press EnviroPrint are proud to provide ongoing support for Save The Bilby Fund through the donation of graphic design, web design, marketing and communications assistance as well as printed brochures and flyers. Reclaimed potential waste paper was used for these items, that otherwise would have been destined for recycling. This enables us to use our skills and resources to assist others in a positive and rewarding way and actively work to minimise waste.
EnviroPrint's main goal is to enhance public awareness of environmental conservation, cultural harmony, and the important work of Australian charities. We assist worthy organisations through the use of our quality graphic design and print services. We use locally source recycled papers, or reclaimed potential waste paper to maximise resource utilisation and save trees.
Joanne Johnstone of EnviroPrint with our Board Chair Al Mucci
Find out more by going to the Planet Press website at www.planetpress.com.au
The Featherdale Wildlife Park team has supported Save the Bilby Fund for many years. Featherdale sells Save the Bilby Fund merchandise and provides many educational opportunities for the Sydney community to learn more about the plight of bilbies. Featherdale also supports Save the Bilby Fund by providing two staff members and Australian wildlife for the 14 days of the Sydney show each year.
Their bilbies live in a fabulous nocturnal house along with ghost bats.
Find out more by going to the Featherdale’s website at www.featherdale.com.au
Cadbury makes substantial donations to the fund from their sales of bilby chocolates at Easter each year.
We are immensely proud to have Dawn Fraser, named as one of Australia's National Living Treasures, as our patron and long-time supporter. Multi Olympic and Commonwealth Games Gold Medal winner, she broke 41 swimming records in her career. In 1999 Dawn was awarded the title of World Athlete of the Century. Read more about Dawn's life and achievements.
Our patron Jessica Watson OAM became the youngest person to sail non-stop and unassisted around the world in 2010. An extraordinary achievement. She was named the 2011 Young Australian of the Year and continues to do amazing things with her life. We are very thankful that she supports our work and the mission to save the bilbies. Read more about Jessica's life and achievements.
Dr Peter Sherwood
A highly successful health and wellbeing entrepreneur, we are privileged to have Dr Peter Sherwood as a significant benefactor of the fund. He was the creator and owner of the Australian College of Natural Medicine and is an emeritus professor of the Guangxi Traditional Chinese Medical University. He appears in Australia's Who's Who and does tremendous work to support those in need both here and internationally.
We sincerely appreciate his interest generosity and support towards the fund.
HOW YOU CAN HELP BILBIES
Find out all about what's been happening with the Fund throughout 2016. read more
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