Fox Free Phillip Island

Posted on 09/10/2013 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Introduced foxes established on Phillip Island in 1907 and quickly became a major threat to the island’s wildlife - including the iconic little penguins. The fox population was held below carrying capacity for more than 20 years without preventing population-threatening predation on penguins and other seabirds. Successful control came following implementation of island-wide baiting four-times per year in 2005. First indications for success were a dramatic increase in the ratio of juvenile to adu

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News from the love nest

Posted on 13/02/2013 by Phillip Island Nature Parks' research department

Penguins in burrow web

Summer research in the penguin colony indicates the penguins are having a good breeding season.

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Pupping season at Seal Rocks

Posted on 14/11/2012 by Dr Roger Kirkwood

Pupping season has commenced at Seal Rocks with 5-10% of expected pups born by 14 November, 2012.

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