Welcome back to Phillip Island Nature Parks!

Posted on 15/05/2019 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

After a long break, we are delighted to be back with our regular Know Your Nature Parks column and look forward to sharing what’s happening around your Island home each month.

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New Phillip Island Park Ranger Game

Posted on 12/09/2018 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

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Park Ranger? Protecting Phillip Island’s unique wildlife and managing the natural environment are all in a day’s work for a Nature Parks Ranger, and a new mobile game due to be released on Saturday 22 September gives kids the opportunity to roll up their sleeves and take on the role of a Ranger on Victoria’s wildlife island.

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Building SealSpotter and working with Citizen Scientists

Posted on 05/07/2018 by

A new citizen-science initiative has just been launched in southern Australia. But don’t worry if you’re not local – volunteers can assist from anywhere in the world thanks to the online platform! Here to tell us more is Dr Rebecca McIntosh (with some help from Ross Holmberg) from Phillip Island Nature Parks.

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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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