The Lady Nelson “launched” at Churchill Island

Posted on 24/02/2017 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

The Lady Nelson has returned to Churchill Island almost 216 years after her initial arrival under the command of Lt James Grant in 1801, although her crew will be significantly smaller this time around. A beautifully detailed 1:24 scale model of the Lady Nelson was “launched” at Churchill Island Heritage Farm on Thursday, 23 February in a much anticipated event attended by members of the Friends of Churchill Island Society Inc. (FOCIS) and the model builder David Lumsden.

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Turning up the heat on global hotspots of marine biodiversity

Posted on 23/02/2017 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

The year 2016 has been the hottest on record, reflecting a generally rising trend in the Earth’s temperature. Understanding the global distribution of these changes is extremely important to be able to assess the threats that local ecosystems must face.

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When balloons fly, seabirds die

Posted on 22/02/2017 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. The new campaign, launched at Melbourne Zoo today, highlights the danger balloons and their associated attachments pose to Australia’s marine wildlife, especially seabirds.

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Young wildlife warriors watch over our Hoodies

Posted on 16/02/2017 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

With temperatures soaring, you would expect that most children holidaying on Phillip Island would spend as much time in the water or playing on their devices as they possibly could, but not so for a group of four pretty special kids who visited Surf Beach in January.

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December Board Update

Posted on 11/01/2017 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

The Phillip Island Nature Parks Board met on Thursday 22 December to receive updates and view designs on major developments, review international visitation strategies, receive reports on global tourism and acknowledge the contribution of the Nature Parks’ outgoing CEO.

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