Run the Roads Less Travelled Across Phillip Island

Posted on 20/03/2019 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Phillip Island’s iconic and beautiful coastline will form the backdrop to a unique event this Spring. The inaugural Phillip Island Running Festival is set to map an exciting and spectacular course for participants of all fitness levels ranging in distance from two kilometres up to an Ultra Marathon challenge.

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Six threats are driving the decline of a remarkable seabird family: global study reveals

Posted on 18/03/2019 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

As top predators, seabirds are crucial indicators of the health of the marine ecosystem, and they are sending us an alarming message. Seabird populations have declined faster than other bird taxa in recent history, making shearwaters and petrels one of the most endangered groups of seabirds. These birds are shy, cryptic and under a lot of human induced pressures to survive in today’s world.

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Easter Holiday fun on Phillip Island

Posted on 18/03/2019 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Phillip Island is buzzing these school holidays, starting with 13 days of Antarctic Journey Antics at the Nobbies, and culminating with the ever-popular 2 day Easter Fun Festival at Churchill Island, now in its 11th straight year.

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We walk together, we work together

Posted on 11/03/2019 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Working together to strengthen reconciliation across the region, the recently formed Bass Coast Reconciliation Network aims to bring together organisations and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to achieve positive social change and lead reconciliation initiatives across the region.

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Community Open Day is a Conservation Celebration

Posted on 04/03/2019 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Catherine Basterfield Matt Ryan Anne Davie Alex Wilde Jessican McKelson Alistair Phillips and Liz Stinson2

Bass Coast Shire residents flocked to Phillip Island Nature Parks to enjoy their annual Community Open Day despite the hot conditions on Sunday 3 March.

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When balloons fly, seabirds die

Posted on 22/02/2019 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Zoos Victoria and Phillip Island Nature Parks have joined forces to urge Australians to blow bubbles instead of balloons at their next outdoor events.

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Churchill Island’s bandicoots vital for captive breeding program

Posted on 01/02/2019 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Eastern Barred Bandicoot at Werribee Open Range Zoo ZV

Ten Eastern barred bandicoots (EBBs) made the journey from Churchill Island to Melbourne recently as part of the ongoing efforts to save this critically endangered marsupial, currently listed as extinct in the wild on mainland Victoria.

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Penguin Foundation Board thanks Margaret Hancock for 12 years of service

Posted on 09/01/2019 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

The Penguin Foundation Board recently farewelled long-standing Director Margaret Hancock after 12 years of service. Margaret was one of the founding Board members, having joined the charity as a local community director in 2006.

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Phillip Island Nature Parks Board Update – December 2018

Posted on 07/01/2019 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

The Phillip Island Nature Parks Board met for the last time in 2018 on Thursday 20 December to discuss a range of important issues and opportunities and the highlights of this meeting are outlined below.

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Nature Parks Commissions Artworks

Posted on 03/01/2019 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Phillip Island Nature Parks is calling for expressions of interest for the creation of two unique sculptural artworks to be included in the new Penguin Parade visitor centre, due to open later this year.

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