After 50 bilbies were released into Mallee Cliffs National Park in 2019, ecologists have now recorded the first signs of a new generation.
Here, Michael Bode argues that the future is fenced for Australian animals.
It’s time to ditch the chocolate bunnies.
Kenny Travouillon, the curator of mammology at the Western Australian Museum, has been studying the ancient ancestry of bilbies and bandicoots for ten years. Through the rigorous analysis of extensive fossil records from Museums all across Australia, he’s grown more wary of the future of these iconic Aussie animals.
The bilby is becoming Australia’s Easter icon and a symbol of hope for our native wildlife.
The Martu people of Western Australia are environmental and cultural custodians, preserving tradition and ecosystems alike.