Nature Parks Visitor Update

Posted on 21/06/2020 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Following the announcement on Saturday 20 June that the easing of some restrictions is being delayed until at least 12 July, the Nature Parks will not be increasing its capacity to 250 as had been previously announced, and will continue to operate at the previous maximum capacity limits of 100 visitors.

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Hooded Plover season wrap up

Posted on 17/06/2020 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

A report just released by Phillip Island Nature Parks summarises the 2019-2020 breeding season and the successes and challenges faced by these threatened shorebirds that are classed as Vulnerable in Victoria.

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Nature Parks re-opens the doors to visitors

Posted on 29/05/2020 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Phillip Island Nature Parks will reopen three sites to visitors on Friday 5 June, following the easing of restrictions.

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GPS Tracking Phillip Island Predators

Posted on 22/05/2020 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Feral cats on Phillip Island will be fitted with GPS collars to give rangers a clearer picture of their movements and behaviour. The information will be used to support Phillip Island Nature Parks’ goal of eradicating feral cats in order to protect precious native wildlife like short-tailed shearwaters, penguins, possums and bandicoots.

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Reconciliation Celebrated Online

Posted on 21/05/2020 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Bass Coast Reconciliation Network has risen to the challenge of acknowledging this year’s national events through digital mediums, hosting two online events for both Sorry Day on Tuesday 26 May and National Reconciliation Week which starts on Wednesday 27 May and runs through until Wednesday 3 June.

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Bandicoots back from the brink of extinction

Posted on 16/05/2020 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Victoria’s population of endangered Eastern barred bandicoots has passed a significant milestone and scientists have now declared they are on the way back from the brink of extinction.

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Penguins streaming into living rooms around the world

Posted on 15/05/2020 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Phillip Island’s famous little Penguin Parade will be streaming into living rooms across the country and around the world as part of Tourism Australia’s exciting virtual travel experience – Live from AUS.

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Volunteers change communities, change lives

Posted on 15/05/2020 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

This National Volunteer Week Phillip Island Nature Parks acknowledges our wonderful volunteers who are currently staying home to keep our wider community safe.

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Phillip Island Penguin Parade goes global

Posted on 12/05/2020 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Phillip Island's Penguin Parade in Victoria, Australia has attracted the attention of one of the world's best sports commentators who has turned their famous nightly walk home into a viral video sensation.

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Favourable winds help the Shearwaters on their way

Posted on 08/05/2020 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

This season’s annual migration of Short-tailed shearwaters has been helped along by a couple of very windy weekends, and it would appear that most of the fledglings have now left Phillip Island, bound for Alaska.

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