IUCN resolution against culling of wild bat populations

Triggered by the appalling cull of globally threatened Mauritian flying foxes (Pteropus niger) in 2015 and 2016, a resolution was submitted to, and adopted during, the IUCN World Conservation Congress.

The resolution is entitled Protection of Wild Bats from Culling Programmes and given in full below due to its timely and outstanding relevance for the conservation of bats. Especially the last points are worth reading!

This is particularly relevant in Africa where many bat colonies face persecution due to widespread, and largely unfounded, fear of bats spreading diseases.

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Posted on February 24, 2017 01:00 PM 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, ...more ↓

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