03 November 2011

Crowd control for St Kilda's penguins

AUSTRALIA - Little penguins at St Kilda Pier will get extra protection this summer with a new gate that will help control visitor numbers.

Kept open during the day, the gate will be used only at dusk to muster the crowds so they are allowed on to the breakwater in smaller numbers.

Earthcare St Kilda president Kim Cowie said minimising the impact of visitors on the penguin colony was crucial as each year the crowds get bigger.

New gate to protect penguins without pier at St Kilda by Sally Spalding, Port Phillip Leader, 5 October 2011

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