Posted on 16/06/2017 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

2017-18 Budget Initiatives target Environment and Conservation Activities

Further to its commitment in March to increase investment in conservation activities, the Board was pleased to allocate $200,000 across the next two years in additional funding to enhance the Nature Parks’ expertise and readiness for the potential re-introduction of threatened or endangered species, previously found in the wild on Phillip Island.

The Board was excited to announce support for a range of Behaviour Change campaigns to be developed, implemented and championed by the Nature Parks. In addition to existing campaigns such as our partnership with Zoos Victoria’s “When balloons fly, seabirds die” campaign, any new campaigns will focus on the very important issues surrounding marine debris and its effect on our environment.

The Board noted the many vital components required for the development of the Nature Parks’ 2018-2023 Environmental Plan, including the completion of an island-wide fauna survey. This research will allow for a better understanding of mammal, reptile and amphibian populations, and inform the Nature Parks’ future environmental conservation activities.