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Phillip Island Koala Colony Passes Medical Check

Posted on 31/10/2022 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Phillip Island Nature Parks’ rangers have conducted annual medical checks on their koala colony and given them a clean bill of health.

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Record breaking little penguins do it again

Posted on 24/10/2022 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Phillip Island’s Little Penguins have set their second record in five months, with 5440 birds waddling up the beach on Saturday night.

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Nature Parks Board Update – October 2022

Posted on 21/10/2022 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

The Phillip Island Nature Parks’ Board met on 13 October for a virtual board meeting. This month, the Board held a joint strategy session with the Western Port Biosphere’s Chief Executive Officer and Chair, and shared key strategic initiatives and discussed opportunities for future collaboration. Below are some further highlights from the October Board meeting:

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Eastern barred bandicoot celebrates wild anniversary

Posted on 20/10/2022 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

The endangered Eastern Barred Bandicoot is thriving on Phillip Island, five years after they were introduced to the island safe haven and saved from extinction in the wild. Since their release on Summerland Peninsula in 2017, the species has spread across the island with sightings as far as Wimbledon Heights, Pyramid Rock and Ventnor.

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Short-tailed shearwaters return to improved habitat

Posted on 07/10/2022 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Short-tailed shearwaters have begun arriving at Phillip Island. Their arrival this year comes as Phillip Island Nature Parks has completed significant habitat revegetation works at Cape Woolamai, which is home to around 540,000 burrows.

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