The secrets to penguin breeding success

Posted on 13/02/2020 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Phillip Island Nature Parks researchers are reporting another breeding bonanza in the Summerland Peninsula penguin colony, with plenty of healthy penguin chicks getting rid of the last of their fluffy down and making their way out to sea.

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Little Wonders update

Posted on 07/02/2020 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Phillip Island is home to the world’s largest colony of Little Penguins. Our passionate team cares for the over 32,000-strong colony through daily research and management.

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Meet the team: Paula Wasiak

Posted on 07/02/2020 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

For Nature Parks Research Technical Officer, Paula Wasiak, penguins are all in a day’s work. Paula and her team coordinate and conduct the fieldwork for penguin research projects. This largely includes monitoring penguins in their burrows.

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Coronavirus Update

Posted on 03/02/2020 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Phillip Island Nature Parks has received updated advice from the Chief Medical Officer of the Australian Government’s Department of Health regarding the spread of the Coronavirus, and the required courses of action for travellers who have recently departed or transited through mainland China.

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Phillip Island’s koalas pitch in to raise money

Posted on 31/01/2020 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Phillip Island Nature Parks is continuing to support the rescue and care efforts of fire-affected wildlife by donating $1 for every person who visits the Koala Conservation Reserve during the month of February to Wildlife Victoria.

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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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