Fox-free Phillip Island to save bandicoots from extinction

Posted on 18/09/2017 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

When Phillip Island Nature Parks launched its Fox Eradication Program in 2006, the vision was to protect Phillip Island’s biodiversity and wildlife, and work towards an environment free from the destruction wrought by the European red fox. This vision has become a reality with the historic announcement that Phillip Island is now fox-free, paving the way for a release of the critically endangered Eastern Barred Bandicoot.

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Discover the benefits of Volunteering with the Nature Parks

Posted on 27/07/2017 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

The benefits of volunteering are well known: it leads to a healthy lifestyle, helps build communities, develops personal skills and experience and it can create real change. The Nature Parks’ new Volunteer Program is set to deliver all of these benefits and more to its dedicated band of current volunteers, as well as attract new recruits to some exciting upcoming volunteer opportunities.

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2017-18 Budget Initiatives target Environment and Conservation Activities

Posted on 16/06/2017 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

During its June meeting, the Nature Parks' Board outlined the Environment and Conservation activities targetted in the 2017-18 Budget.

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Nature Parks celebrates its dedicated volunteers

Posted on 11/05/2017 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Phillip Island Nature Parks celebrated the invaluable contributions of its band of dedicated and passionate volunteers with a BBQ gathering at Churchill Island on Tuesday, in recognition of National Volunteer Week.

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Local students ‘turning the tide’ on marine debris

Posted on 26/04/2017 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Students right across the Gippsland region are on the frontline in tackling the serious issue of marine debris, thanks to Phillip Island Nature Parks and its ‘Turn the Tide’ marine debris education program.

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Penguin Foundation receives Disney Conservation Grant to help reverse decline of threatened wildlife

Posted on 20/04/2017 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

The Penguin Foundation has been awarded a USD $19,117 (approx $25,200 AUD) grant from the Disney Conservation Fund (DCF) as a part of the Fund’s focus on reversing the decline of threatened wildlife around the world.

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Shearwater rescue preparation begins

Posted on 31/03/2017 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

The annual short-tailed shearwater migration is anticipated to begin in mid-April, and Phillip Island Nature Parks is seeking community support to ensure the safe passage of the birds.

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Biological control of rabbits commences on Phillip Island

Posted on 06/03/2017 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

The introduced European rabbit is recognised as Australia’s most destructive pest, threatening biodiversity and revegetation, and estimated to cost up to $200 million annually. A new strain of Calicivirus (RHDV1 K5) has been developed as a new biological control agent to help in the fight against rabbits.

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Turning up the heat on global hotspots of marine biodiversity

Posted on 23/02/2017 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

The year 2016 has been the hottest on record, reflecting a generally rising trend in the Earth’s temperature. Understanding the global distribution of these changes is extremely important to be able to assess the threats that local ecosystems must face.

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When balloons fly, seabirds die

Posted on 22/02/2017 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Zoos Victoria and Phillip Island Nature Parks have joined forces to urge Australians to blow bubbles instead of balloons at their next outdoor events.

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