The Little Penguin colony living on Manly's Harbour foreshores is the
only mainland breeding population of these little birds anywhere in Australia.
It has officially been recognised as an Endangered Population since 1997,
and a Recovery Plan has been in place since 2000, but further action is
needed to ensure its survival.
On 19 April 2002, Minister for the Environment
The Hon. Bob Debus released for public comment, a report on the options
for declaring 'Critical Habitat' to help protect this important Manly
icon. This report does not automatically mean that Critical Habitat will
be declared. It is important that those who care about the future of our
Little Penguins make a submission in support of Critical Habitat being
Little Penguin pictured in a display prepared
by National Parks and Wildlife Service and
photographed by J. Bennett
during the Open Day 6th June, 1999