Ramada Phillip Island is helping the Penguin Foundation in its quest to protect and preserve the only remaining little penguin colony at Phillip Island in Victoria.

The nature retreat resort, which is managed by the Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific Group, is sponsoring the Penguin Foundation by adopting a penguin and funding research and conservation work.

The money will go towards projects like monitoring penguin burrows and sponsoring an Honours student to research penguins for 12 months.

The sponsorship is in line with the company’s global Wyndham Green program, which continuously strives to reduce its environmental impact with a number of environmental programs and initiatives.

“Ramada Phillip Island is delighted to become a corporate sponsor with the Penguin Foundation through the Adopt-a-Penguin program,” said Ramada Phillip Island General Manager, Gavin Phillis.

“We understand that the sustainability of tourism on the island is a direct reflection of the little penguins and the thousands of tourists that flock to Phillip Island each year to view them.

“Couple this with our Wyndham Green Program and this opportunity became a great way for us to express our ongoing commitment to not only the environment, but also our appreciation to the Penguin Foundation and Phillip Island Nature Parks for all the work they do to make Phillip Island the best place to holiday in Victoria,” Phillis said.

The Penguin Foundation, a registered charity organisation, will erect a commemorative plaque to thank Ramada Phillip Island on its new corporate sponsors board, which will hang at the recently refurbished Penguin Parade – an iconic destination that attracts more than half a million visitors annually.

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management