January 20, 2014
Mass die-offs in extreme heat spark call for urgent government action to end 'war' on flying-foxes
Bat carers are calling for national intervention to address human and climatic threats to protected flying-foxes in the Australian state of Queensland and today are releasing a specially-produced video to highlight the current 'war' on ecologically-vital species.
According to Bat Conservation and Rescue Queensland, the state has become the epicentre of a crisis for Australian native bats, with a locally unprecedented mass die-off of flying-foxes due to extreme heat coming hot on the heels of state government-sanctioned forced dispersals of maternity colonies.
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Media Release 20th January