Living with Wildlife on Phillip Island – Research Update

Posted on 06/05/2019 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Phillip Island is a special place – home to a unique natural environment with wildlife populations that are admired by visitors from around the world. Island ecosystems are unique because they have fewer species and, as a result of reduced competition and predation, some wildlife populations become more abundant than on the mainland.

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Nature Parks Board Update - March 2019

Posted on 23/04/2019 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

The Phillip Island Nature Parks Board met on Thursday 29 March to discuss a range of important issues and opportunities and the highlights of this meeting are outlined below.

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Reconciliation Update April 2019

Posted on 18/04/2019 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Reconciliation Update April 2019

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Preparing for annual Shearwater departure

Posted on 05/04/2019 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

The annual short-tailed shearwater migration is due to begin in mid to late-April, and Phillip Island Nature Parks has again joined forces with VicRoads to increase the chicks’ chances of successfully departing the island, and to increase the awareness of motorists to potentially hazardous driving conditions.

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Run the Roads Less Travelled Across Phillip Island

Posted on 20/03/2019 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Phillip Island’s iconic and beautiful coastline will form the backdrop to a unique event this Spring. The inaugural Phillip Island Running Festival is set to map an exciting and spectacular course for participants of all fitness levels ranging in distance from two kilometres up to an Ultra Marathon challenge.

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Six threats are driving the decline of a remarkable seabird family: global study reveals

Posted on 18/03/2019 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

As top predators, seabirds are crucial indicators of the health of the marine ecosystem, and they are sending us an alarming message. Seabird populations have declined faster than other bird taxa in recent history, making shearwaters and petrels one of the most endangered groups of seabirds. These birds are shy, cryptic and under a lot of human induced pressures to survive in today’s world.

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Easter Holiday fun on Phillip Island

Posted on 18/03/2019 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Phillip Island is buzzing these school holidays, starting with 13 days of Antarctic Journey Antics at the Nobbies, and culminating with the ever-popular 2 day Easter Fun Festival at Churchill Island, now in its 11th straight year.

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We walk together, we work together

Posted on 11/03/2019 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Working together to strengthen reconciliation across the region, the recently formed Bass Coast Reconciliation Network aims to bring together organisations and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to achieve positive social change and lead reconciliation initiatives across the region.

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Community Open Day is a Conservation Celebration

Posted on 04/03/2019 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Catherine Basterfield Matt Ryan Anne Davie Alex Wilde Jessican McKelson Alistair Phillips and Liz Stinson2

Bass Coast Shire residents flocked to Phillip Island Nature Parks to enjoy their annual Community Open Day despite the hot conditions on Sunday 3 March.

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Churchill Island’s bandicoots vital for captive breeding program

Posted on 01/02/2019 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Eastern Barred Bandicoot at Werribee Open Range Zoo ZV

Ten Eastern barred bandicoots (EBBs) made the journey from Churchill Island to Melbourne recently as part of the ongoing efforts to save this critically endangered marsupial, currently listed as extinct in the wild on mainland Victoria.

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