Learn more about our country’s urgent need to control feral animals before we lose more of our unique species, including the bilby. Feral cat numbers alone are estimated to be 23 million!
Read Frank Manthey’s call to action which proposes a national cat law and a National Feral Animal Summit:
Come on Australians (pdf)
For those of you who missed it or want to share with others, here is the link to the great bilby story aired on the 730 report on March 26.
Native bilbies fight back
For those of you keen to find Pink Lady Easter Bilbies please see below. Note that at this stage although we cannot guarantee that they will have chocolate bilbies in stock given the time of year and their support of Save the Bilby Fund the chances are good!
More details and stockists will follow next week:
Stockists in Tasmania (pdf)
Stockists in Victoria (weblink)
Stockists in Queensland and some from NSW (pdf)
Australia’s endangered bilby has been thrown a lifeline. On 6 March 2013 at Dreamworld Queensland, Melbourne Chocolate Bilby Manufacturer Fyna Foods Australia Pty Ltd (Pink Lady) will meet with the Save the Bilby Fund to present a $10,000 cheque to help save the bilbies from extinction.
Read the Media release – 5/3/2013.
March 2013 eNews
Catch up on all the exciting Easter eNews for Save the Bilby Fund, featuring Pink Lady chocolate Easter bilbies, Lukie Bilby and the Sydney Royal Easter Show
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Researchers from Griffith University have used counts of bilby faecal pellets at Currawinya National Park to try to estimate the number of bilbies. It’s not a straightforward task and there is significant error in the estimates. The methods tested and the results of this research will help with monitoring bilby numbers as they build up following the breach of the fence.
It’s National Bilby Day so let’s announce the winners of the Save the Bilby Fund crossword competition.
Many schools from every state in Australia submitted entries to the competition. This wonderful research opportunity has given thousands of students the chance to learn more about Australia’s endangered species.
Frank Manthey ‘the Bilby Man’ will take Lester the Bilby to four lucky schools/organisations. They are:
Caravonica’s Freshwater Gumnut Guides (Queensland)
Rosetta Primary School (Tasmania)
Boomi Public School (New South Wales)
Bunker’s Hill State School (Queensland)
CONGRATULATIONS and thanks to everyone who participated especially Enviroprint Australia for making it all happen.
Click on the Face the Challenge crossword icon on Save the Bilby Fund’s homepage to find the winners of the other 132 prizes.
If you are in the area come along to the BilbyFest at Charleville on 7 September, 2012. Venue is the Cosmos Observatory from 5.30 pm. Lots of fun activities for the whole family. Tickets are available from Western Times at the Observatory.
For more info download the poster or email: email@example.com
August 14 saw the Premiere of ArtsLink Queensland’s new school play – “Three Little Endangered Animals” at Eagle Junction State School – Brisbane. Channel 10s Totally Wild were there to film the play, record the kids reaction to the play and hear the school choir’s rendition of their original song “Baby Bilby”, which was written by one of the schools teachers. Frank Manthey the “Bilby Man” also made an appearance with Luke the Bilby to show the children. The play tells the story of a young girl who has to write a school report about endangered species, and the characters that come to her in her dreams, Sir Bernard the Bilby, Darrell the Dugong, and Claire the Cassowary. The message from the play is that there is so much we can all do to help save these beautiful endangered species if we just look after our environment. We are looking forward to seeing the footage on Totally Wild in a couple of weeks!! A sincere thank you to all involved. See photos on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.405435522850905.91545.206988479362278&type=3&l=80f36bf1f7