Climate Experience:

Governments have recognised that the little penguin population on Phillip Island is severely threatened by climate change.


  • Little penguins are impacted on a number of fronts, the three key ones being:[1]
    • Warmer air temperatures increase adult mortality.
    • Sea level rise means a loss in breeding habitat.
    • Ocean acidification may reduce prey availability.


  • Little Penguins generate $500 million for the state each year and support 200 jobs, extinction of the birds will see those benefits gone.[2]

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* We aim to keep our material as accurate and as relevant as possible. Working with climate science, a field that is being constantly updated, keeps us on our toes. Information on this site was gathered on June 1 2019; if you notice information that needs updating please let us know. For the full reference list please see the following.


[1]Coast Adapt, “Implementing Climate Change Adaptation Options for Little Penguins,” (Canberra2017).1.

[2]Coast Adapt, “Implementing Climate Change Adaptation Options for Little Penguins,” (Canberra2017).1.