Operation Little Penguin

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Help Us To Save Manly Little Penguins

Manly’s Little Penguin colony is the very last breeding colony of Little Penguins on the New South Wales mainland.

Since 1999, the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife has assisted the conservation of the Manly Little Penguins alongside of Sydney Harbour National Parks Rangers.

FNPW has supported efforts to monitor the penguins, including burrow checks and micro-chipping. This allows the Rangers to compare how the colony is going each year, and respond appropriately. FNPW has also funded new nestboxes and installation. The nest boxes have a proven, higher than average breeding success rate.

FNPW supports the Penguin Wardens through providing equipment and all weather jackets. The wardens are volunteers that watch over the colony each night during the breeding season. They ensure dogs, humans and other threats don’t encroach on the vulnerable nesting sites, and frighten the penguins into abandoning their chicks and eggs. Thanks to the wardens, the penguins’ breeding success is improved.


The support of donors like you has made this funding possible. Your generous donation will help us fund this ongoing project.

Thank you for your commitment to conserving Australia’s native plants and wildlife. We could not do it without you.

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