Flying foxes

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Subject: Flying foxes
Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2001 08:25:21 +1000
Back to this mammalian thread from March.

According to an article in The Age on 18 October, Dr Booth
has won her legal action to stop the electrocution of
Spectacled Flying-foxes by a lychee farmer - because of its
impact on the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.  Well done !

Also another article - on 6 October - about the Grey-headed
Flying Foxes in central Melbourne - reported the Victorian
Minister for the Environment as saying "The bats are here to
The authorities are trying to attract them to a site away
from the Botanic Gardens but it seems that the culling has
failed to stop the bats arriving. I haven't heard anything
about the Federal government's response to the slaughter of
an endangered animal.

Save the Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat.

Michael Norris

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