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.
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
Bat Conservation & Rescue QLD. Inc.
Wildlife Preservation Society of Qld
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.