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Moonlit Sanctuary wins Premier’s Sustainability Award

Moonlit Sanctuary wins Premier’s Sustainability Award
October 30, 2017

The Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park on the Mornington Peninsula has won the Environmental Protection category in this year’s Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards for its Orange-bellied Parrot Breeding for Recovery Program.

The Orange-bellied Parrot (OBP) National Recovery Plan calls for a sustainable captive breeding program of 400 birds to help protect this endangered species against extinction.

Based on learnings from a trial block of five aviaries, Moonlit Sanctuary designed a 20-aviary complex for up to 40 breeding birds and 100 offspring. In 2016, with support from Zoos Victoria, they opened a new OBP breeding facility in time for the 2016/17 breeding season.

Results from 12 pairs was 25 offspring, and supplied birds for Tasmanian breeding grounds and the Werribee Open Range Zoo.

Melbourne company, eWater Systems, won the night’s top honour - the Premier’s Recognition Award - for developing water splitting technology which is used to clean and sanitise facilities without chemicals

Sustainability Victoria’s interim Chief Executive, Stephanie Ziersch, said the awards showed how management of environmental issues was of growing importance for not just individuals, but businesses.

Ziersch stated “each year, the Premier’s Sustainability Awards continue to discover Victoria’s best and most inspiring Victorian individuals, organisations and businesses which are developing and implementing new sustainable practices.

“Congratulations to all of this year’s winners. Your contributions will have positive long-term effects on our society and our way of life.”

Image: Michael Johnson and Lisa Tuthill from Moonlit Sanctuary, accepting the Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Award for Environmental Protection.

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20th October 2016 - MORNINGTON PENINSULA HOT SPRINGS TO BE EXPLOITED FOR WELLNESS TOURISM 

10th August 2016 - ZOOS VICTORIA AWARDED SAN DIEGO ZOO CONSERVATION MEDAL 

5th July 2016 - MELBOURNE ZOO’S BABY ELEPHANT STANDS AFTER LEG CASTS REMOVED

16th December 2014 - WERRIBEE ZOO OPENS NEW HIPPO BEACH ATTRACTION

20th August 2014 - FEDERAL GOVERNMENT APPOINTS COMMISSIONER FOR THREATENED SPECIES 

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20th September 2013 - GESAC DEVELOPMENT A FINALIST IN THE VICTORIAN PREMIER’S SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS 2013 


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