Final four bandicoots released onto Churchill Island

Posted on 19/10/2015 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Four Eastern Barred Bandicoots were released onto Churchill Island on Friday 16 October, completing the trial release of Eastern Barred Bandicoots that began in August.

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High probability of success from recent statistics course

Posted on 21/09/2015 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Phillip Island Nature Parks hosted two eminent international experts on ecological modelling and statistics during a week-long course held last week at the Penguin Parade. Dr Alain Zuur from Scotland and Dr Elena Ieno from Spain have written a total of 8 books and facilitated over 150 courses around the globe, and are considered as world leaders in their field.

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Kids teach kids during environmental leadership program

Posted on 15/09/2015 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Young student leaders from 18 primary schools across Victoria descended on Phillip Island on 9 September for environmental leadership workshops as part of the Target Kids Teaching Kids Week activities.

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Island Ark for Extinct Bandicoots

Posted on 17/08/2015 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Last night, sixteen Eastern Barred Bandicoots settled into their new home on Churchill Island in Phillip Island Nature Parks, as part of a trial release designed to save the species from extinction.

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Record year for Hooded Plovers on Phillip Island

Posted on 29/07/2015 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

The Hooded Plover is listed as a vulnerable bird in Victoria, but the 2014/15 breeding year has seen the highest number of chicks fledge in the 23 years of record-keeping.

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Environmental works at Cape Woolamai

Posted on 03/07/2015 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Once all the shearwaters had departed for their annual migration to the northern hemisphere, Rangers from Phillip Island Nature Parks converged on Cape Woolamai for extensive environmental works throughout June.

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Unravelling the mystery of the penguin reproductive cycle

Posted on 11/06/2015 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Understanding how marine animals respond to environmental changes is crucial in marine studies, especially in the face of challenges such as climate change. But animals can be affected by environmental changes at local, regional or global scales. Searching for the right scale is the Holy Grail in the marine ecosystem.

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International and Australian Rangers to meet on Phillip Island

Posted on 03/06/2015 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Phillip Island is set to welcome Rangers from right across Australia for the 2015 Council of Australian Rangers Association (CARA) Conference, proudly hosted by the Victorian Rangers Association.

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Phillip Island Nature Parks Announced Finalist in World Environment Awards 2015

Posted on 23/05/2015 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Philip Island Nature Parks has been announced as a finalist in this year’s World Environment Day Awards.

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Penguins don't put all their eggs in one basket

Posted on 28/04/2015 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Phillip Island’s little penguins exercise a distinct strategy of ‘resource allocation’ in their egg-laying practices, as discovered recently in a study published in the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology.

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