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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Bass Coast gets Fire Ready

Posted on 13/12/2019 by

Bass Coast gets Fire Ready Bass Coast’s Municipal Fire Management Planning Committee (MFMPC) has been working hard to prepare for the summer bushfire season. The committee has developed the Municipal Fire Management Plan, which identifies different levels of bushfire risk for different localities, and identifies how to reduce the risk.

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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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Save with discounted Cat Desexing

Posted on 31/10/2019 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Bass Coast Shire Council, The Lost Dogs’ Home, and Phillip Island Nature parks are running a cat-desexing event in Wonthaggi from Tuesday, 12 to Thursday, 14 November.

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Short-tailed shearwater update

Posted on 29/10/2019 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

short-tailed shearwater breeding season on Phillip Island is looking quite unusual, having started about 10 days later than normal, which is a significant delay for this species whose return is usually very predictable.

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New Penguin Parade Celebrated

Posted on 14/10/2019 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

The opening of the new Penguin Parade visitor centre was celebrated in style with a party for all ages on Sunday 13 October.

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New Island home for one of Victoria's rarest mammals

Posted on 12/10/2019 by Phillip Island Nature Parks and Zoos Victoria

A native Victorian mammal, perilously close to extinction, has this week been given a new safe haven for its growing population. In a multi-agency operation over two days, around 50 Eastern Barred Bandicoots are now starting a new life on French Island, in Western Port Bay south-east of Melbourne.

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