Nature Parks partners to put 100 Bins on Boats

Posted on 21/01/2020 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Phillip Island Nature Parks, in partnership with the commercial fishing sector has provided 100 specially built bins to collect rubbish and net fragments onboard Victorian commercial fishing vessels in an effort to reduce marine pollution and save lives of wildlife.

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Nature Parks’ Bushfire Response

Posted on 13/01/2020 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

The unprecedented bushfires in East Gippsland, Upper Murray and Alpine regions of Victoria, along with those in New South Wales, Kangaroo Island and Tasmania have had a devastating impact on residents, holidaymakers, wildlife and habitat, and our thoughts are with all those affected by these tragic events.

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Nature Parks Board update – November & December 2019

Posted on 03/01/2020 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

The Phillip Island Nature Parks Board met in November and December to discuss a range of issues and opportunities, and continue its ongoing review of policies, compliance responsibilities and strategic planning as set out under its governance framework. The highlights of these meetings are outlined below.

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Tracking Feral Cats

Posted on 03/01/2020 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Phillip Island Nature Parks is one step closer to achieving their aim of eliminating feral cats from Phillip Island with the conclusion of the first feral cat tracking research project in Victoria since they were declared an established pest in July 2018.

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Island Wide Along the Tide - A Marine Debris Event

Posted on 23/12/2019 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

A major clean-up along Phillip Island’s coastline on Saturday 4 January is set tackle the growing problem of marine debris on our beaches.

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Sunday Sessions at Churchill Island

Posted on 20/12/2019 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Spend a relaxing Sunday on beautiful Churchill Island listening to local music and enjoying Gippsland produce this summer. Back by popular demand, the sessions are a great way to spend an afternoon relaxing with friends on your own private island.

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Dog walking lowdown

Posted on 20/12/2019 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Summer is finally here, it’s time to pack your sunscreen, grab the kids and your furry family members and hit the beach. Phillip Island Nature Parks and Bass Coast Shire Council also ask you to remember one more thing to ensure your summer is safe and relaxing for everyone – including our wildlife. Please check and observe all beach entry signs that explain the dog regulations before you hit the beach.

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Better news for shearwaters

Posted on 19/12/2019 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Phillip Island Nature Parks researchers are pleased to report that, after a rocky start, things are looking up for Phillip Island’s Short-tailed shearwaters.

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Cape Barren Geese study update

Posted on 28/11/2019 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

The first phase of a new collaborative research project to investigate the impact of Cape Barren geese on forage crops on Phillip Island has been completed.

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Endangered Bandicoots revealed as busy ecosystem engineers

Posted on 11/11/2019 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

They may be tiny, but Eastern barred bandicoots pack a punch for ecosystem health. A recently completed study of the digging behaviour of the Critically Endangered Eastern barred bandicoots on Churchill Island has demonstrated their importance in the environment by acting as ecosystem engineers and powerful earth movers

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