Happy Citizen Science Day!

Posted on 13/04/2018 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

April 14 is a day to celebrate our Citizen Scientists - individuals like you and me who contribute to scientific research in a number of ways, including volunteering. Read a bit more here.

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Preparing for shearwater departure

Posted on 12/04/2018 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

The annual short-tailed shearwater migration is due to begin next week, and this year Phillip Island Nature Parks has 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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Human impacts on movement of wildlife uncovered

Posted on 29/01/2018 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Animals in the wild travel daily to search for food, find a mate or seek shelter, performing important biological functions within the ecosystem as they move. This could be severely compromised if their range of movement continues to decrease as a result of human activity according to a recent study led by the Senckenberg Nature Research Society and Goethe University Frankfurt, and co-authored by a Phillip Island Nature Parks’ researcher.

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Records tumble at the Penguin Parade

Posted on 19/01/2018 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

After what we all thought was a slow start to the breeding season, Phillip Island’s penguins have picked up the pace and have now built up a full head of steam.

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Hoodies making News

Posted on 05/01/2018 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Efforts to protect the threatened Hooded Plover on Phillip Island's beaches have not gone unnoticed, with a great piece that appeared on Nine News Gippsland.

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Community takes Hooded Plovers under their wing

Posted on 27/12/2017 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

The future of Phillip Island’s threatened Hooded Plovers is looking up, with a positive start to this year’s breeding season. Up until mid-December there have been 16 chicks recorded on our beaches out of a total of 19 nests, which is the second highest number of chicks ever recorded to this period.

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Endangered Bandicoots call Phillip Island home

Posted on 23/10/2017 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Sunset over Phillip Island on Friday brought so much more than the usual nightly arrival of the famous little penguins. It also heralded the release of a small population of the critically endangered Eastern Barred Bandicoot onto the Summerland Peninsula as part of continuing efforts to save this unique marsupial from extinction in the wild.

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Community jumps aboard the Island Ark

Posted on 10/10/2017 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Phillip Island community members recently joined a series of information sessions about how we can all play a role in bringing the critically endangered Eastern Barred Bandicoot back from the brink of extinction.

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Fox-free Phillip Island to save bandicoots from extinction

Posted on 18/09/2017 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

When Phillip Island Nature Parks launched its Fox Eradication Program in 2006, the vision was to protect Phillip Island’s biodiversity and wildlife, and work towards an environment free from the destruction wrought by the European red fox. This vision has become a reality with the historic announcement that Phillip Island is now fox-free, paving the way for a release of the critically endangered Eastern Barred Bandicoot.

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Discover the benefits of Volunteering with the Nature Parks

Posted on 27/07/2017 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

The benefits of volunteering are well known: it leads to a healthy lifestyle, helps build communities, develops personal skills and experience and it can create real change. The Nature Parks’ new Volunteer Program is set to deliver all of these benefits and more to its dedicated band of current volunteers, as well as attract new recruits to some exciting upcoming volunteer opportunities.

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