Help us save the bilby

We’re fundraising for Arid Recovery.
By AG STAFF March 10, 2021 Reading Time: < 1 Print this page

This marsupial species was already under threat of extinction when recent and prolonged drought periods in its remaining habitats in Australia’s already hot, dry arid regions placed it under extra pressure.

Arid Recovery in South Australia aims to boost the resilience of bilby populations through breeding and research programs that improve genetic diversity.

This work will help bilbies survive increasingly hot summers by providing targeted food and water at key times and will also study how bilbies recognise and avoid quolls as native predators. It’s hoped that ‘quoll-smart’ bilbies can eventually be taught to also be ‘cat-smart’. 

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