Penguin Foundation receives Disney Conservation Grant

Posted on 20/04/2017 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

The Penguin Foundation has been awarded a USD $19,117 (approx $25,200 AUD) grant from the Disney Conservation Fund (DCF) as a part of the Fund’s focus on reversing the decline of threatened wildlife around the world.

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“Penguin Chirpy Chicks” spreading the word in more classrooms

Posted on 18/04/2017 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Phillip Island Nature Parks’ Education Rangers have been on the road, delivering the inclusive ‘Chirpy Chicks’ learning program to more students than ever before, thanks to funding from ExxonMobil Australia, announced in November last year.

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Fun Kids' Wildlife Program for World Penguin Weekend

Posted on 11/04/2017 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Phillip Island Nature Parks is celebrating World Penguin Day this year with a weekend of educational and fun-filled activities at the exciting Antarctic Journey at the Nobbies on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 April.

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Nature Parks March Board Update

Posted on 07/04/2017 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

The Phillip Island Nature Parks Board met on Thursday 20 March to review a range of existing projects, develop plans for future activities, and announce a new Chief Executive Officer.

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Shearwater rescue preparation begins

Posted on 31/03/2017 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

The annual short-tailed shearwater migration is anticipated to begin in mid-April, and Phillip Island Nature Parks is seeking community support to ensure the safe passage of the birds.

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Nature Parks announces new CEO

Posted on 30/03/2017 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

The new Chief Executive Officer of the Nature Parks was announced today at a meeting of the Nature Parks Board. Catherine Basterfield has been appointed as the new CEO and will transition from her current role of Nature Parks’ Operations Manager with immediate effect.

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Discover science that moves you at the Antarctic Journey

Posted on 22/03/2017 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Explore the scientific principals behind music, light, force and motion at the Nobbies Centre. From Saturday 1 April, the Antarctic Journey at the Nobbies will play host to a range of fascinating and interactive scientific experiences as part of the Science on the Move travelling exhibition, created by Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre in Canberra.

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Nature Parks February Board Update

Posted on 06/03/2017 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

The Phillip Island Nature Parks Board met on Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 February for its annual Budget and Business Planning session, as well as to receive updates on ongoing conservation and development projects, and meet with the Bass Coast Shire Councillors.

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Biological control of rabbits commences on Phillip Island

Posted on 06/03/2017 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

The introduced European rabbit is recognised as Australia’s most destructive pest, threatening biodiversity and revegetation, and estimated to cost up to $200 million annually. A new strain of Calicivirus (RHDV1 K5) has been developed as a new biological control agent to help in the fight against rabbits.

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The Lady Nelson “launched” at Churchill Island

Posted on 24/02/2017 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

The Lady Nelson has returned to Churchill Island almost 216 years after her initial arrival under the command of Lt James Grant in 1801, although her crew will be significantly smaller this time around. A beautifully detailed 1:24 scale model of the Lady Nelson was “launched” at Churchill Island Heritage Farm on Thursday, 23 February in a much anticipated event attended by members of the Friends of Churchill Island Society Inc. (FOCIS) and the model builder David Lumsden.

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