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Flying-foxes are the largest flying mammals in the world, acting as long-range seed dispersers and pollinators for a large number of native trees.

As gaps between forested areas become wider, flying-foxes are being found in backyards and orchards, and even establishing new roost sites in urban areas. This can bring flying-foxes into conflict with people.

About flying-foxes

Flying-fox locations

Managing impacts of flying-foxes

Last updated
15 December 2017