Bat Dispersals and Shooting in Australia

A human-wildlife conflict has arisen between native flying-fox populations and local communities in northern Australia.. Controversy has arisen over how to manage colonies of mega bats, roosting near fruit growing districts, regional towns and cities. Flying-foxes are now subject to culling in farming districts, and dispersal efforts by towns through the use of helicopters, smoke and paintball guns. Scientists and conservationists are dismayed,
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Partnership Rewilding With Flying-Foxes - blog @deborahbirdrose

Partnership Rewilding With Flying-Foxes - blog @deborahbirdrose

▶ 'NO ME, NO TREE! - THE GREY-HEADED FLYING FOX. Learn about the species decline, susceptibility to heat stress and climate change, disease aspects, their importance for the environment and how the government has changed their legal protection.

▶ 'NO ME, NO TREE! - THE GREY-HEADED FLYING FOX. Learn about the species decline, susceptibility to heat stress and climate change, disease aspects, their importance for the environment and how the government has changed their legal protection.

Dr. Jane Goodall lends her support to the plight of Australia's flying-foxes. Join her today in supporting a stop to inhumane shooting of these native bats.

Dr. Jane Goodall lends her support to the plight of Australia's flying-foxes. Join her today in supporting a stop to inhumane shooting of these native bats.

Bats in the Belfry? No, just Tocal's trees.  The colony of flying foxes at Tocal College.

Bats in the Belfry? No, just Tocal's trees. The colony of flying foxes at Tocal College.

CAIRNS Regional Council is only weeks away from pulling the trigger on a controversial plan to shoo a colony of flying foxes from their inne...

CAIRNS Regional Council is only weeks away from pulling the trigger on a controversial plan to shoo a colony of flying foxes from their inne...

Pests return to river roosts | Warwick Daily News -  Remember dispersal actions are rarely successful and should not be conducted during the breeding season when young are nutritionally dependent on their mothers. For more on the science and the Australasian Bat Society's position on dispersal action please visit: ausbats.org.au

Pests return to river roosts | Warwick Daily News - Remember dispersal actions are rarely successful and should not be conducted during the breeding season when young are nutritionally dependent on their mothers. For more on the science and the Australasian Bat Society's position on dispersal action please visit: ausbats.org.au

Louise Saunders talks to 60 Minutes about benefits of mega bats, minimization of disease risk, shooting permits and the Australian governments downgrading in protection for these species. Extra Minutes | 'Australian Rabies | Interview with Louise Saunders - Ba...

Louise Saunders talks to 60 Minutes about benefits of mega bats, minimization of disease risk, shooting permits and the Australian governments downgrading in protection for these species. Extra Minutes | 'Australian Rabies | Interview with Louise Saunders - Ba...

Neighbour not batting an eyelid over flying foxes - Northern Star Australia

Neighbour not batting an eyelid over flying foxes - Northern Star Australia

Council Busted Shooting bats directly in Charters Towers HD. Council workers plugging holes in the bats during the Charters Towers dispersa...

Council Busted Shooting bats directly in Charters Towers HD. Council workers plugging holes in the bats during the Charters Towers dispersa...

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