Editor’s chat: saving bilbies

By AG Staff 3 November 2010
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AG editor Ian Connellan chats about an important program to save endangered bilbies.

YOU MIGHT THINK MORE about chocolate these days when the topic of bilbies comes up, but there’s a sad story behind the animal. The bilby (Macrotis lagotis) is seriously endangered and needs help to survive; it is the only member of the bandicoot family to make a living in the outback. Lately, some great programs have been successful at boosting bilby numbers.

Hear AG editor Ian Connellan talk about bilbies and the effort to save them. Read more about successful project that’s saving the bilbies.

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