Our Work

the National Recovery Plan

2019 ALERT: Draft Greater Bilby Recovery Plan for a three-month public consultation period and associated media release

In March 2015, Save the Bilby Fund initiated the Greater Bilby Recovery Summit. It brought together 39 experts who represented 29 stakeholder groups involved in bilby conservation.

The Fund is committed to delivering on the 2015 summit report and interim conservation plan and currently acts as the Secretariat for the National Greater Bilby Recovery Team and is working with all stakeholders to develop a new National Recovery Plan for the species based on the outcomes of the Summit.

The Charleville Bilby Experience

The Charleville Bilby Experience is a centre dedicated to bilbies. During our shows you will not only see bilbies and learn about them, but in our Up Close and Personal Tour at 9am (Mon-Sat) you have to unique opportunity to touch a bilby. Guides will introduce you to our bilbies and discuss the fascinating world of bilbies. You will also hear first hand what Save the Bilby Fund are doing to save this environmental engineering marvel from extinction.

By visiting the Charleville Bilby Centre and booking into one of our experiences you are helping to save the bilbies as all of the proceeds from the tours and souvenirs go directly to the vital work we do in saving them.

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Bilby breeding facility & creche

To save the bilby we need to maintain essential genetic diversity and continue to build up their numbers in safe and secure locations. This will provide insurance against the possibility of extinction in the wild and enable the re-introduction of bilbies into specially managed areas.

Without large numbers of safe and secure populations of bilbies, we are destined to lose the battle to save them.

The good news is that bilbies are a fast breeding animal and are superbly adapted to survival in our harsh outback. So their odds of recovery are exceedingly good, if only we give them that chance.

From the generous donations of the previous appeals, Save the Bilby Fund has been able to upgrade our bilby captive breeding facilities, built new crèche-ing pens, and we’ve already had several births with more on the way!

Bilby release & tracking

Now that we have the breeding facility, we can add to the captive bilbies that are being transported from wildlife parks around Australia to Currawinya to be released behind the predator proof fence.

Manage the Metapopulation

Coming soon.