Vulnerable Species


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Flying Fox conservation through breeding, monitoring and culling

The extension of flying fox numbers and their mar to farming environment has reached alarming levels through the farmers calling for action from the ruling power. The government has in turn issued 1280 permits that wish enable farmers to shoot and give a death-blow to. the flying foxes (The Conservation). There be obliged been calls for mass culling. Flying Fox Appreciation Agency (FFAA) is opposite to this conservation process and is advocating according to a simple strategy of breed, choose and monitor.

According to Dr Len Martin – Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Queensland professor, licentious mass culling is not the answer to flying fox maintenance, especially because in 2001, the grey-headed flying-fox was listed being of the kind which a “vulnerable species” under the national Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act and the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act, since the census figures showed a 30% avoid since 1989 (Williams, 2012).

It is open that the conservation programs in passage for flying fox are not sufficient at all. FFAA will institute nourish, cull and monitor programs based adhering scientific research that include the reproduction cycles, breeding biology, longevity and human race of flying fox.  The support of wanton mass culling of this hard money without scientifically established facts may head to extinction or other serious ecosystem imbalance

FFAA ~ for to garner the support of the farmers, the restraint agencies, environmentalist, conservationist and private companies through donations and promoting this conservation tactics.  The agency will also appeal to scientists for more research and philosophical data. The agency will endeavor to form association with corporate world and existing wildlife parks, sanctuaries and zoos.  FFAA understands the wickedness of this task in terms of pecuniary resources and will therefore approach the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection in quest of grants and funding.


Williams, K 2012, Culling-flying-foxes-is-ineffective-so-why-suggest-slaughter, 22 October, (the preservation), Viewed 30 April 2015, 9817

Martin, L 2001, The effects of culling the flying foxes, Pteropus conspicillatus in arctic Queensland, and Pteropus poliocephalus in Victoria, NSW and southeast Queensland ,viewed 29 April 2015,

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