- Support research, development and extension, including projects, researchers and research organisations, contributing to the eradication of rabbits in Australia.
- Increase awareness and understanding of the nature and extent of degradation caused by rabbits, the continuing threat they pose to Australia’s economic, environmental and social values, and the need for research into integrated control measures.
- Encourage other measures which will contribute to the eradication of rabbits, such as integrated control programs applying current knowledge on the ground.
Easter Bilby champions the cause of native plants and animals, reclaiming the Australian bush from European wild rabbits. The Easter Bilby’s message is, ‘it’s us or them’ – rabbits must be removed so the original inhabitants can survive. Bilbies want their burrows, their food, and their friends back.
The Easter Bilby campaign slogan, ‘Bilbies not bunnies’, is for all the displaced and threatened plants and animals. It is a brave and bold effort that can only succeed with help from humans. Without our intervention to control rabbits the plight of bilbies, and other native species, will never improve.
The Foundation is the registered holder of the trade mark ‘Easter Bilby’, and is pleased to work with chocolate manufacturers and story-tellers using Easter Bilby to promote Easter Bilby’s message and the rabbit control cause. Download the Easter Bilby fact sheet for information about bilbies and the Easter Bilby’s story.