d1457e98ba2b8f6d7392589a1b8494ceBat Links

Click on the links below to find out more about bats, locally and world-wide.

International year of the bat

These fantastic flying mammals were celebrated globally in 2011/2012.

Australian links

Action plan for Australian bats outlines the threatening  processes and conservation priorities for 90 species of bat in Australia

Department of Environment & Heritage, NSW has a threatened species profile of the grey-headed flying-fox

Australasian Bat Society is  a group of scientists and others interested in research and conservation

Australian Museum has an interactive guide to bat fauna of Australia

CSIRO has information about bats and bat-borne diseases

Queensland Health provides information about Hendra and other bat-borne viruses

Royal Botanic Gardens – information about flying-foxes and their dispersal from the gardens. And keep track of flying-foxes who mostly call Centennial Parklands home now

Cabramatta Creek Flying-fox Committee – habitat restoration and conservation group in south-western Sydney

Wolli Creek Preservation Society – protecting and conserving bushland in inner south-west Sydney

Flying-foxes on Bellingen Island showcases photography by Vivien Jones while telling the story of this camp

Rainforest Australia – information about flora and fauna of the wet tropics (far north Queensland)

Adelaide Bat Care – rescue in South Australia, along with information about microbats and flying-foxes

Wildlife Friendly Fencing – information on fencing options which won’t impact on wildlife

Rescue, care and conservation groups in Queensland

Australian Bat Clinic

Bat Rescue Inc.

Bat Conservation & Rescue QLD. Inc.

Bats QLD

Tolga Bat Hospital

Wildlife Preservation Society of Qld

International links

Bat Conservation International  – based in America this site has information about bats around the world.

Lubee Bat Conservancy – conservation and research, based in Florida.

Eurobats – conserving populations of European bats.