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Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) on Hovgaard Island © Greg & Kate Bourne / WWF-Aus

Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) on Hovgaard Island © Greg & Kate Bourne / WWF-Aus

'Antarctic Journey' Exhibition to open in December 2015

18 Sep 2015

Keywords
  • antarctica
  • climate change
  • marine protected areas

WWF-Australia and Phillip Island Nature Parks have partnered to create the exciting new ‘Antarctic Journey’ attraction at the Nobbies Centre on Phillip Island.
 
This project is the result of three years of planning between both not-for-profit conservation organisations to create the first ever WWF fixed experience in Australia.
 
The Antarctic Journey, due to open in early December 2015, is a permanent immersive exhibition featuring a large, multi-sensory audio-visual experience that tells a powerful and engaging story of the spectacular landscapes and wildlife along the journey from Phillip Island via the Southern Ocean to Antarctica.
 
The spectacular main gallery will provide visitors with a fully immersive media experience where they are transported into the sub-Antarctic and Antarctic landscapes via over 159 square metres of digital high definition screens showing stunning footage.
 
Beautiful images and video footage of key iconic wildlife including whales, penguins, albatross and seals will guide visitors through the attraction that includes exciting interactive exhibits. Naturally there will be a strong focus on the conservation and research efforts being undertaken to protect the unique habitats and wildlife presented.
 
The new and exciting ‘Antarctic Journey’ is on target to open in December 2015.
 
Watch this space for future updates on this exciting project as it unfolds!
                     
About Phillip Island Nature Parks
Phillip Island Nature Parks is a not-for-profit organisation that prides itself on finding the balance between delivering quality ecotourism experiences and implementing world-renowned conservation, social, environmental, research and education programs.
 
WWF in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean
For decades WWF has worked to conserve the natural wonders of the Antarctic, and millions of whales, penguins and albatross that live there.
 
Working in partnership, WWF helped establish the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary and two of the world’s largest marine protected areas – the Heard and McDonald Island Marine Reserve, and the Macquarie Island Marine Reserve. WWF also helped secure a ban on mining under the Antarctic Treaty Environment Protocol, promote sustainable fisheries and substantially reduce illegal fishing across the Southern Ocean.
 
WWF-Australia’s current work in the Antarctic focuses on building a network of marine protected areas, new initiatives to protect wildlife such as whales and seabirds, securing sustainable fisheries management, and responding to the challenges of climate change.

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