Biodiversity - Priority species and habitats - Flying Foxes

Biodiversity - Priority species and habitats - Flying Foxes

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Photo: Bruce Thompson

Grey-headed, black and little red flying-foxes play a key role in our landscape. During their nightly feeding excursions they disperse seeds and transfer pollen over large distances, performing a vital service for the region’s forests, such as eucalypts.

Unfortunately flying-fox numbers are now declining due to loss of habitat; the grey-headed flying-fox is now listed nationally as vulnerable.

Between 2009-2011, SEQ Catchments worked with partners to protect and restore remaining roost sites and surrounding foraging habitat.

Prioritising which areas would be targeted involved a combination of GIS analysis, research information and community input. 

Part of this project also involved developing a school education kit, with lessons and activities for Years 4-9 (visit the All About Bats website).

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For further information, please contact Liz Gould, SEQ Catchments Biodiversity Program Manager, phone 07 3816 9723 or lgould@seqcatchments.com.au.