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Posted on 05/03/2020 by Phillip Island Nature Parks


Phillip Island Nature Parks has taken its team into the recording studio, and is now delighted launch our new podcast series aptly titled Phillip Island Nature Parks Podcast. Come along and join us in the studio!

Introduced by musicians, Vika and Linda Bull, each fortnightly episode takes you into the hearts and minds of those who care for this world-renowned conservation organisation. Each conversation is a unique and personal story shared by our team. They will paint an audio picture of what it really takes to work and act for conservation and wildlife.

We had a lot of fun preparing the first episodes with an exciting future line up of interviews already locked and loaded.

We start at the beginning. Penguins are pivotal for Phillip Island Nature Parks, but what do you really know about them? What kind of animal are they, how long do they live, are they promiscuous? In Episode 1 we chat to Paula Wasiak who spends her days working with penguins and will make you a penguin expert in no time.

In Episode 2 we meet Professor Penguin, Dr Andre Chiaradia who has spent the past 20 years uncovering fascinating revelations about the secret lives of Phillip Island’s little penguins at sea – the place where they spend most of their time. Did you know they actually go on a honeymoon, that love handles are a bonus for penguins and that penguins were wearing Fitbits to record their daily activity before humans? Yes, this and much more is true.

Episode 3 celebrates the groundbreaking work of Dr Peter Dann who led the biggest recovery of the world’s smallest penguins. From humble beginnings working alone in the middle of the penguin colony on Phillip Island in 1980, he is now part of our internationally renowned team that has achieved many world firsts for wildlife and especially the world’s smallest penguins which were bound for local extinction and are now thriving.

Future episodes will take you into the Sumatran jungles alongside orangutans, commando crawling amongst thousands of fur seals and bringing near-extinct species back from the brink.

Each story is a personal tale from the Nature Parks passionate team and we look forward to sharing them with you – wherever and whenever you listen.

You can find the podcasts at and Spotify (Search Phillip Island Nature Parks Podcast) with more channels coming soon.

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