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Posted on 09/01/2019 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Penguin Foundation Board thanks Margaret Hancock for 12 years of service

The Penguin Foundation Board recently farewelled long-standing Director Margaret Hancock after 12 years of service. Margaret was one of the founding Board members, having joined the charity as a local community director in 2006. 

During her time as a board member, the Foundation contributed funding to many significant projects including:

  • the revolutionary oiled-wildlife cleaning technology being developed by Phillip Island Nature Parks
  • the $300,000 redevelopment of the Nature Parks’ Wildlife Clinic. The Clinic’s upgraded facilities are now capable of caring for and rehabilitating multiple wildlife species, with a total of 446 animals from 46 different species cared for in 2016/17
  • Phillip Island Nature Parks’ Pest Animal Eradication program which ultimately resulted in Phillip Island being declared fox-free in 2017
  • the protection of Hooded Plovers on Phillip Island’s beaches.

Penguin Foundation Chair Wendy Peter said ‘The Penguin Foundation has been privileged to have the benefit of Margaret’s knowledge, experience and insights as a long term Phillip Island community member with a passion for wildlife.  It is essential for the Foundation to have deep connections with the Phillip Island community.”

The Penguin Foundation was established to protect Phillip Island's wildlife and enhance its natural environment through research, conservation and education programs carried out by Phillip Island Nature Parks.

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