THE BILBY BROTHERS

$28.00

FROM AUSTRALIA: A charming award winning film from Australia about their endangered rabbit-eared marsupial called the bilby, and the ‘sweet’ idea devised by a ranger and a biologist to help raise money for a bilby sanctuary, and have single handedly turned the tables on an almost extinct species. Their ‘sweet idea’ got the whole country involved. Now chocolate Easter Bilbies outsell Easter Bunnies by 8-1! Darrell Lea contributes a percentage of sales to the Bilby Fund, and the sanctuary has been built thanks to the chocolate eating Australian public.

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Bilby Brothers is the story of an extraordinary fight to build a fence that will enclose 25 square kilometres of one of Queenslands most remote and beautiful National Parks – Currawinya, and hopefully, save the fast-vanishing bilby from extinction.

FROM AUSTRALIA: The documentary focuses on the plight of the bilby, a small big eared, long nosed unusual creature of the Australian outback that has been marginalised by rabbits, feral predators and humans. But there are two humans that put the bilby first and have gone on to capture the imagination of their local community, politicians, government bureaucrat and the wider population because they have single handedly turned the tables on an almost extinct species.

Candy company Darrell Lea contributes a percentage of sales to Save the Bilby Fund, ($185,000AU to date) and the sanctuary has been built thanks to the chocolate eating Australian public and The Bilby Brothers, who have spent practically every waking moment of the past decade working to save this little oddball from extinction. Their work is a phenominal example of how one person CAN make a difference.
www.savethebilbyfund.com

Awards:
Winner of the Award for Conservation at the NaturVision Film Festival 2002.
First Prize for Best Independent Wildlife Documentary at the 2003 International Wildlife Film Festival, Missoula, MT
Best Use of Music, 2003 International Wildlife Film Festival

Credits:
Produced by Gulliver Media Australia with assistance from the Queensland Government Environmental Protection Agency.
Producer Larry Zetlin,
Director Jim Stevens
Music: Mr. Bojangles

2002

48 mins

Additional information

Weight 0.32 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 0.5 in

Reviews

  1. staffadmin

    You have probably heard of Peter and his colleague, Frank Manthey. They are better known as The Bilby Brothers, and they have spent practically every waking moment of the past decade working to save the bilby from extinction. And over Easter, all their efforts culminated in a huge party in an outback woolshed to celebrate the release of the bilby back into the wild. –Earthbeat, Radio National

    Produced by Gulliver Media Australia, the video documents, in spectacular high definition format, the battle over the past decade to save the bilby, through the passion of these two Bilby Brothers who give hope to the future of this intriguing little animal. — Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland

    Fence Me In! Thanks to the “Bilby Brothers”, the history of the bilby in Australia has just turned a remarkable corner. –Australian Conservation Foundation, Habitat

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