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
- Average size: 33 centimetres
- Average lifespan: 7 years
- Average weight: 1 kilogram
- Little Penguins are the only penguin species that breeds in Australia.
- Little Penguins have the nickname Blue Penguins, thanks to their blue-tinted back feathers.
- They can stay submerged for over a minute.
- They are the world’s smallest penguin species.
- Penguins have lived on Phillip Island for thousands of years.
See how cute they are
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