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Latest seal pup census reveals worrying trend

Posted on 22/03/2022 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

New census findings reveal that Australian fur seal numbers have continued to decline, with concerned researchers working to understand why – and turn it around.

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Bins on boats: simple idea to save seals from entanglement

Posted on 09/03/2022 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

A simple idea aimed at saving seals from becoming tangled in trawl netting at Phillip Island has already reduced the amount of waste that fishing boats lose in the ocean. Phillip Island Nature Parks partnered with the South East Trawl Fishing Industry Association (SETFIA) and RMIT University Behavioural Scientists on the ‘Bins on Boats’ project – which has more than doubled the amount of rubbish returning to shore on fishing vessels from an average of 31 litres to 66 litres per vessel.

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Nature Parks Board update – February 2022

Posted on 07/03/2022 by Phillip island Nature Parks

The Phillip Island Nature Parks Board met on Thursday 24th February to discuss a range of issues, topics and opportunities, and continue its ongoing review of policies, compliance responsibilities and strategic planning as set out under its governance framework. The highlights of this meeting are outlined below.

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Face mask litter puts Phillip Island wildlife at risk

Posted on 24/02/2022 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

An alarming number of discarded face masks is putting Phillip Island’s much-loved little penguins and other wildlife at risk of entanglement or even death. In January alone, Phillip Island Nature Parks rangers collected a staggering 227 masks from the Nature Parks’ reserves and beaches.

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International tourists set to return to Nature Parks

Posted on 21/02/2022 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

It’s been almost two years since international travelers last visited the Penguin Parade and other Nature Parks’ attractions, but that’s about to change, with international borders re-opening to tourists today.

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