Research is vital to our conservation work. Our team of scientists are world-leaders in little penguin research and study other wildlife including Australian fur seals and coastal birds.
Our research includes satellite tracking little penguins at sea
Our research team conduct the most comprehensive research on little penguins in the world. We also research wildlife conservation and management issues on Phillip Island, Australia-wide and internationally.
Little penguin research has been ongoing on Phillip Island since 1968.
Researchers from Phillip Island Nature Parks investigate Australian fur seal numbers, diet, range and management issues.
Coastal Bird Research
Researchers have been monitoring the threatened hooded plover species within Phillip Island Nature Parks since the 1980s.
The research team at Phillip Island Nature Parks has extensive experience in the study of penguins, seals, wildlife management, climate change, ecotourism and ecology.
Our researchers have published numerous scientific papers, books or chapters, and supervised Honours, Masters and PhD theses on little penguins, marine mammals and coastal birds.
Eastern Barred Bandicoots
The mainland Eastern Barred Bandicoot (EBB) is extinct in the wild, as a result of predation by foxes and the loss of almost all of its native habitat. To save this species from extinction we need more fox-free land where this species can flourish. EBBs have been released on Churchill Island, part of Phillip Island Nature Parks.