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Posted on 18/01/2022 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

SUMMERLAND PENINSULA NAMED IN NEW YORK TIMES ICONIC LIST OF 52 PLACES TO VISIT


Phillip Island Nature Parks is delighted that the Summerland Peninsula has been listed in this year’s New York Times list of 52 places to visit, but the entire community should feel proud.

 

“We’ve always known how special this area is, but to be recognised on such a global scale alongside other spectacular destinations is really exciting,” said Phillip Island Nature Parks CEO, Catherine Basterfield.

 

This year, the annual New York Times ’52 Places’ list focuses on destinations where visitors can be part of the solution to problems such as climate change and over-tourism.

 

Ms Basterfield said the recognition is testament to the remarkable conservation efforts that have protected Phillip Island’s little penguins from potential local extinction to become the thriving and much-loved colony we see today.

 

“We have such an important and ground-breaking conservation story to share and the more people we can share it with, the better,” Ms Basterfield said.

 

“Our little penguins rose to global fame when Live Penguin TV livestream launched in 2020, capturing the hearts of more than 25 million viewers – and their international stardom is showing no sign of slowing down!”

 

The Nature Parks looks forward to another year of making people smile while they share in protecting the penguins and their environment.

 

Media Enquiries:

Nicole Hill – Acting PR & Communications Manager

Mobile: 0418 402 161 Email: nhill@penguins.org.au