Penguins impossible to hate

Penguins impossible to hate

There are few instances in history when decisions are made in favour of environmental conservation over property development. But in this case, Australia’s tiniest penguins won out.

In the 1980s on Victoria’s Phillip Island, a little known, but ground breaking decision was made to secure the future of the resident little penguin population.

The decision was not without heartache. By saving a rookery of penguins, the Victorian State Government had decided that a community’s very own paradise would be dismantled.

This program aired on Radio National’s Off Track.

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