Endangered Bandicoots revealed as busy ecosystem engineers

Posted on 11/11/2019 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

They may be tiny, but Eastern barred bandicoots pack a punch for ecosystem health. A recently completed study of the digging behaviour of the Critically Endangered Eastern barred bandicoots on Churchill Island has demonstrated their importance in the environment by acting as ecosystem engineers and powerful earth movers

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Save with discounted Cat Desexing

Posted on 31/10/2019 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Bass Coast Shire Council, The Lost Dogs’ Home, and Phillip Island Nature parks are running a cat-desexing event in Wonthaggi from Tuesday, 12 to Thursday, 14 November.

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Endangered Bandicoots revealed as busy ecosystem engineers

Posted on 30/10/2019 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

They may be tiny, but Eastern barred bandicoots pack a punch for ecosystem health. A recently completed study of the digging behaviour of the Critically Endangered Eastern barred bandicoots on Churchill Island has demonstrated their importance in the environment by acting as ecosystem engineers and powerful earth movers.

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Short-tailed shearwater update

Posted on 29/10/2019 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

short-tailed shearwater breeding season on Phillip Island is looking quite unusual, having started about 10 days later than normal, which is a significant delay for this species whose return is usually very predictable.

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New Penguin Parade Celebrated

Posted on 14/10/2019 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

The opening of the new Penguin Parade visitor centre was celebrated in style with a party for all ages on Sunday 13 October.

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New Island home for one of Victoria's rarest mammals

Posted on 12/10/2019 by Phillip Island Nature Parks and Zoos Victoria

A native Victorian mammal, perilously close to extinction, has this week been given a new safe haven for its growing population. In a multi-agency operation over two days, around 50 Eastern Barred Bandicoots are now starting a new life on French Island, in Western Port Bay south-east of Melbourne.

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Shearwaters have made their way home to Phillip Island

Posted on 08/10/2019 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

The Short-tailed Shearwaters have started appearing back on their summertime home of Phillip Island after their 12,000km journey from their northern hemisphere feeding grounds near Alaska.

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Party at the Parade - FREE community event!

Posted on 06/10/2019 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

On Sunday 13 October, Phillip Island’s Little penguins host their first penguin party to celebrate their new homebase at the new, award-winning Penguin Parade visitor centre.

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Make a Difference by Volunteering with the Nature Parks

Posted on 06/10/2019 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Phillip Island Nature Parks is currently recruiting for Visitor Experience volunteers who would be based at Churchill Island, the Koala Reserve and the Nobbies boardwalks, with the aim of enhancing the experience of visitors from across Australia and around the world.

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Nature Parks Board update – August & September 2019

Posted on 04/10/2019 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

The Phillip Island Nature Parks Board met in August and September to discuss a range of important issues and opportunities and the highlights of these meetings are outlined on the following screen.

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