Posted on 20/02/2017 by Phillip Island Nature Parks
WHEN BALLOONS FLY, SEABIRDS DIE
Zoos Victoria and Phillip Island Nature Parks have joined forces to become part of a real solution to a very real problem for our marine wildlife – BALLOONS & MARINE DEBRIS.
• Two thirds of the shearwaters on Phillip Island have plastic in their stomach, including balloons and their attachments
• Balloons and their attachments have been identified as some of the most prevalent items in marine debris, causing a major problem for seabirds as they either eat them or become entangled in them
• Populations of seabirds, which includes shearwaters and penguins, are declining faster than any other bird group as a direct result of marine debris
IT’S TIME TO CHANGE, BUT WHAT CAN WE DO?
• Be part of the solution
• Promise to blow bubbles at outdoor events