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News  •  27 September 2022


Penguin Random House ANZ partners with the Penguin Foundation

As part of our ongoing commitment to support conservation and environmental initiatives, Penguin Random House ANZ will provide funding to the Penguin Foundation.

In an exciting new partnership, Penguin Random House ANZ (PRH ANZ) will be providing funding to the Penguin Foundation – how fitting! 

The Penguin Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation, and the support from PRH ANZ will be used for Little Penguin research projects. With a commitment to protecting and enhancing the natural environment of Phillip Island, the Penguin Foundation aims to rescue and rehabilitate Little Penguins. 

Though weighing in at only 1 kilogram on average, this vulnerable species is a top ocean predator, making the penguins an important part of the marine ecosystem. Phillip Island is home to the largest colony of them. With 40,000 penguins on the island, there is plenty for the Penguin Foundation to look after. By partnering with this organisation, we hope to contribute to the protection of this unique species. 

‘At PRH, we have a strong focus on sustainability and green initiatives so we feel this partnership was a perfect fit for us,’ says Julie Burland, CEO of PRH ANZ. ‘The work the Foundation does to look after the 40,000 Little Penguins is incredible and we are very proud to be a part of it. And of course, we just happen to be particularly fond of Penguins.’ 

According to Georgia Symmons, Executive Officer of the Penguin Foundation, partnerships of this nature ‘are helping to protect our unique environment for future generations.’

‘This partnership supports research and conservation projects which make a difference to Little Penguins, threatened wildlife and the ecosystem that surrounds and sustains them on Phillip Island.’

Fun facts about Little Penguins


See how cute they are

A Little Penguin glides through the blue water.
Little Penguin swimming


A fluffy penguin chick sits in the grass with its mouth open, waiting to be fed.
Little Penguin chick


Several penguins walk across the grass on Phillip Island at night.
Little Penguins exploring Phillip Island


Photo of a Little Penguin sitting on the ground protecting its four eggs.
Little Penguin with eggs


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