Recent milestones

2017 and 2018 milestones coming soon

Timeline of achievements 1998-2016

  • 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
  • 2016 Indigenous Bilby Knowledge Festival supported by Save the Bilby Fund
  • 2016 Revised memorandum of understanding signed with the Queensland Government
  • 2016 The Bilby Channel launches on YouTube
  • 2016 The new Charleville Bilby Experience officially opened
  • 2016 Inaugural Fur Ball and Dawnie Express steam train highlights in Charleville as part of fundraising for National Bilby Day
  • 2016 A pilot national schools competition 'Save the Bilby Challenge' was held
  • 2016 Citizen science surveys '2016 Bilby Tracks' trip conducted in Currawinya National Park

NEWS

Bilby droppings used to measure stress levels

Bilby droppings are being used by scientists who have pioneered a new technique to measure stress levels of the endangered marsupial. read more

Charleville Bilby Experience

The Charleville Bilby Experience is one of the highlights of a trip to Western Queensland. Come and learn all about this endangered marsupial and the challenges our wildlife are facing and how we are fighting to save them. read more