The appalling carnage continues: Mauritian government announces 3rd cull of Endangered flying foxes

This is simply unheard of: due to lobbying by farmers, the Mauritian government ordered 2 large-scale culls of the endemic Mauritian flying fox (Pteropus niger).

A significant part of the population was killed in 2015 and 2016, which led to an uplisting of this species by the IUCN Red List from 'Vulnerable' to 'Endangered', the second-highest threat level before a species is gone extinct.

In response to these culls, the World Conservation Congress ratified a resolution against culling of wild bat ...more ↓

Posted on November 18, 2018 09:07 PM by jakob jakob | 2 comments | Leave a comment
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