Flying-foxes are the largest flying mammals in the world, acting as long-range seed dispersers and pollinators for a large number of native trees.
As human land uses impact natural habitat for flying foxes, the gaps between forested areas become wider. This has resulted in flying-foxes increasingly establishing new roost sites in urban areas and foraging for food in urban backyards and orchards. This can bring flying-foxes into conflict with people.
- Importance of flying-foxes
- Living near flying-foxes
- Flying-fox viruses
- Mass dying events and heat stress events
- Questions and answers
Managing impacts of flying-foxes
Charters Towers’ flying-fox roost at Young’s Block
A trial is underway to relocate Charters Towers’ flying foxes from the existing roost site in Lissner Park to an alternative roost site at Young’s Block.