The Australian Penguin Foundation to help the penguins, including rescuing birds affected by oil spills: just a few drops of oil that fell on the feathers, so that the penguin died.
Penguins are dressed in sweaters, firstly, so that they do not clean their feathers of oil by themselves, with the help of their beak, and do not get poisoned, and secondly, when penguin feathers are cleaned with special means, they are degreased and lose their water resistance. As a result, penguins die from hypothermia.
As for the Penguin Foundation, the penguin sweaters, which currently have significant stocks in the fund, are currently also used to receive funds for the rehabilitation of birds: they can be bought in the souvenir store of the fund. “Keeping so many animals is worth a fortune,” says Lin Blom. “Funds from sales go to our wildlife clinic.”
So it does not matter whether you tied a penguin sweater or bought it as a souvenir - in any case, you are doing a good thing.
Phillip Island Nature Parks (the Nature Parks) is a unique conservation organisation that operates complementary ecotourism experiences on Phillip Island.
to protect nature for wildlife and inspire people to act.
A place where conservation and ecotourism excellence inspire people to actively protect the environment.
Our organisation is underpinned by three principles which are all integral to our success and guide our decision making:
Nature conservation is paramount.
Visitor experiences should be authentic and inspire action.
Financial sustainability is key to our continued success.
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live, work and learn, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Phillip Island Nature Parks was created by the State Government of Victoria in 1996 and comprises over 1,805 hectares of Crown Land set aside under the Crown Land (Reserves) Act 1978 “for the conservation of areas of natural interest or beauty or of scientific, historic or archaeological interest.”
Nature and range of service
We're part of the UNESCO Western Port Biosphere Reserve and encompass wildlife sanctuaries, wetlands, woodlands and breathtaking coastlines which are protected and managed by our world-renowned environmental and research programs.
Habitat within Phillip Island Nature Parks supports significant populations of little penguins, hooded plovers, short-tailed shearwaters and other international migratory bird species, and mammals such as koalas, possums, wallabies, Australian fur seals and bats.
The Nature Parks protects a range of plant communities that includes over 330 native species.
Profits generated by our main attractions are invested into conservation, research, ecotourism, environmental and educational initiatives within the Nature Parks.