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We need your help NOW to promote and support National Bilby Day
Following the National Bilby Summit earlier this year, we now have a cohesive plan and call to action that speaks in a united voice for the bilbies.
So in the lead up to National Bilby Day on 13 September, we’re ramping up awareness and driving the new plan forward. Your help is now more critical than ever before. We need you to support bilbies by helping to fund vital conservation and captive breeding programs, education and research.
In the count down to National Bilby Day you could…
Get creative and fundraise through your friends, workplace and community groups.
Purchase the affordable bilby merchandise (Why not buy in bulk and hold a bilby fundraising event!).
The more you can do, the more you will be contributing to the long-term survival of the bilby.
Supporting the recovery of this species will also help other endangered and threatened fauna in our arid outback that face similar challenges.
You can’t lose but the bilby can if you don’t act.
How National Bilby Day started
Frank Manthey is constantly looking for ways to draw the attention of the Australian community to the plight of the bilby.
In 2002, he came up with the idea of having a National Bilby Day and started to lobby the Federal Government to gazette this day. He was finally successful in achieving this in 2005. Frank now uses National Bilby Day to promote community events to fundraise and create awareness about the bilby.
Pictured left: Senator Ian Campbell (Australia’s Federal Minister for the Environment and Heritage in 2005) at the launch of National Save the Bilby Day held at Parliament House in June 2005.