There is a great deal of misinformation in relation to flying foxes in our community.
Now we have pestilence, in the form of Hendra virus. Calls for bat culls have ensued, but killing or relocating bats could make things worse for everyone.
We recommend reading the full article “Culling bats isn’t the way to control Hendra virus” (September 12).
The Truth About Flying-foxes
Flying-foxes are Australias only nocturnal, long distance pollinators and seed dispersers of native forests. Our unique flying mammals are crucial for the ongoing biodiversity, maintainance and health of our forests.