Save the spectacled flying-fox

By AG STAFF 5 January 2017
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Help protect and conserve remaining populations of this cute Aussie fruit bat.

DOWN TO JUST 100,000 individuals, the spectacled flying-fox population is estimated to have declined by up to 50 per cent over the past decade.

Named for the straw-coloured fur that surrounds their eyes, like spectacles, these large mammalian fruit bats play an important role in the forest ecosystem.

Threats to the spectacled flying fox include habitat loss, camp disturbance during breeding season, cyclones, tick paralysis, a condition known as cleft palate syndrome and human-made obstacles such as powerlines. Please consider donating to help support the Cairns and Far North Environment Centre in their efforts to protect and secure a future for this keystone species.