Posted on 26/02/2017 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.

DID YOU KNOW?

• 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? 

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• Be part of the solution

• Promise to blow bubbles at outdoor events

 

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