This 2015 video says about itself: Stop the Killing of Thousands of Mauritius’ Flying Foxes Photo Credit: Jacques de Speville The Mauritius fruit bats (aka flying foxes) play a key role in their ecosystem as pollinators and seed dispersers – and now they’re in grave danger. Each night, hundreds of these bats are being killed, […]

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By Damian Carrington as published on The Guardian The huge loss is a tragedy in itself but also threatens the survival of civilization, say the world’s leading scientists Humanity has wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles since 1970, leading the world’s foremost experts to warn that the annihilation of wildlife is now an […]

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Epomophorus crypturus, Epomophorus wahlbergi In South Africa we have two species of Epauletted Fruit Bat, often occurring together in mixed colonies and indistinguishable from each other in the field. These are Peters’s (E. crypturus) and Wahlberg’s (E. wahlbergi) Epauletted Fruit Bats. They’re distributed in the moist eastern parts of our country, with Wahlberg’s occurring from […]

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