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Title: Recommendations for the recovery of the Grey-headed Flying-fox 'Pteropus poliocephalus' in New South Wales
Contributor(s): O'Brien, Gemma Mary (author); Fisher, Mary-Clare (author)
Publication Date: 2002
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Abstract: In the plenary discussions of the forum on Managing the Grey-headed Flying-fox as a Threatened Species in NSW convened by the Royal Zoological Society on 28 July 2001, it was noted that simple cessation of culling in orchards will not save the Grey-headed Flying-fox 'Pteropus poliocephalus' from being vulnerable to extinction. Actual recovery is needed - at the level of strategic land clearing intervention, protection of old growth forests that provide higher quality and quantity nectar and pollen than regrowth timbers do, and de-fragmentation of habitat by incorporation of flying-fox forage species into broad-scale re-forestation programs. Discussion focused on whether management of the Grey-headed Flying-fox as a threatened species in NSW would require development of further legislation; how to ensure that all stakeholders knew what the others' needs were; the need to do a lot more research before we will be able to save the Grey-headed Flying-fox; and who should pay. These deliberations led inexorably to "who is going to do the work?" The overall objective is to conserve and recover the Grey-headed Flying-fox. In our view strategic action in five areas (extension officers, legislation, consultation, lobbying, research) should allow us to achieve that objective. We offer the following recommendations.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Managing the Grey-headed Flying-fox as a Threatened Species in NSW, p. 268-272
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Place of Publication: Sydney, Australia
ISBN: 0958608547
Field of Research (FOR): 050211 Wildlife and Habitat Management
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