Shearwater rescue preparation begins

Posted on 31/03/2017 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

The annual short-tailed shearwater migration is anticipated to begin in mid-April, and Phillip Island Nature Parks is seeking community support to ensure the safe passage of the birds.

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Nature Parks announces new CEO

Posted on 30/03/2017 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

The new Chief Executive Officer of the Nature Parks was announced today at a meeting of the Nature Parks Board. Catherine Basterfield has been appointed as the new CEO and will transition from her current role of Nature Parks’ Operations Manager with immediate effect.

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Discover science that moves you at the Antarctic Journey

Posted on 22/03/2017 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Explore the scientific principals behind music, light, force and motion at the Nobbies Centre. From Saturday 1 April, the Antarctic Journey at the Nobbies will play host to a range of fascinating and interactive scientific experiences as part of the Science on the Move travelling exhibition, created by Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre in Canberra.

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Nature Parks February Board Update

Posted on 06/03/2017 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

The Phillip Island Nature Parks Board met on Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 February for its annual Budget and Business Planning session, as well as to receive updates on ongoing conservation and development projects, and meet with the Bass Coast Shire Councillors.

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Biological control of rabbits commences on Phillip Island

Posted on 06/03/2017 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

The introduced European rabbit is recognised as Australia’s most destructive pest, threatening biodiversity and revegetation, and estimated to cost up to $200 million annually. A new strain of Calicivirus (RHDV1 K5) has been developed as a new biological control agent to help in the fight against rabbits.

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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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