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Culling of Mauritian flying foxes has started!

The Government of Mauritius has announced plans to cull endemic Mauritian flying foxes (Pteropus niger), which are ranked 'Vulnerable' by the IUCN Red List. This species is already locally extinct on La Réunion, and the planned cull would seriously threaten the remaining population on Mauritius.

Please read a position statement by the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation and consider signing a ...more ↓

Posted on October 09, 2015 05:03 AM by jakob jakob | 6 comments | Leave a comment
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The bat fauna of Africa and surrounding islands boasts more than 300 species, but the distributions of many species are poorly known. Despite the crucial role of bats (Chiroptera) as pollinators and seed dispersers of plants as well as predators of insects, one-fifth of Africa's bat species are threatened, and ...more ↓

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