YOU LOVE BILBIES … AND SO DO WE
You asked and we listened. In 2023, we again offered a limited number of our famous milk chocolate Bilbies in Woolworths.
Every chocolate Bilby sold helped raise money for the Save the Bilby Fund. 20 cents from every purchase was donated to the national breeding program and to support the Save The Bilby Fund’s mission to have 10,000 Bilbies in the population by 2030.
We dream of saving Bilbies from extinction in our lifetimes and helping has never been more delicious with our smooth and creamy milk chocolate.
A LONG PARTNERSHIP
A LASTING LEGACY
We’re proud that way back in 1999 we first partnered with the Save the Bilby Fund to begin helping protect these wonderful Australian animals from extinction.
And this year we were proud to be back. We have a vision to have the Bilby safe from extinction in our lifetimes.
20 cents from every Bilby sold this year went to the Save the Bilby Fund.
SAVING THE BILBY WITH A SAFE
The money raised helped to support the National Breeding Program and Facility along with the National Recovery team. Something we’re proud to be a part of.
The Save the Bilby Fund is a not-for-profit, non-government organisation dedicated to the conservation of Bilbies.
SIGNIFICANCE TO AUSTRALIA
Bilby ancestors have been found as fossilised remains dating back 15 million years which make them a very special species. They have been an intrinsic part of the landscape across 70% of the Australian mainland for all that time.
Bilbies are now only found in small areas in the Northern Territory, Western Australia and South West Queensland. Until recently, Australia had two species of Bilbies the Greater Bilby and the Lesser Bilby. The Lesser Bilby is already believed to be extinct. The Greater Bilby is the largest member of the bandicoot family.
Bilbies are a scientific ‘flagship’ species. This means that their protection is even more important because their survival in turn increases the chances of 16 other threatened species and countless others who share the same habitats and threatening processes in the wild. Bilbies are one of nature’s eco engineers, they play a really important part in the restoration of soil and rejuvenation of vegetation in arid Australia.
Saving the Bilby from extinction also means saving other native species plus it will help restore the critically important ecosystems at play in arid Australia.
Eat chocolate! Well eat one of our chocolate Bilbies.
You can also learn more and donate directly
“We are really excited to be working with Darrell Lea again as a major fund-raising partner for Save The Bilby Fund. The funds raised by Darrell Lea selling Australian made chocolate Bilbies will enable us to continue the important Bilby conservation work that we are doing.”
Save The Bilby Fund – Sara Mansfield
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