Ultrasonic bat surveys.
ABS Position on shooting flying-foxes:
The ABS while understanding the frustrations of primary producers opposes any mitigation measures that may be inhumane or which could harm flying-foxes and their habitat.
ABS Position on Hendra virus and flying-foxes:
The ABS while understanding community concern opposes any management actions that may be inhumane or which could harm flying-foxes and their habitat.
The guiding principles of the Australasian Bat Society are outlined in our constitution.
ABS Position on flying-fox dispersal:
The ABS does not generally support dispersal attempts as they are rarely successful in resolving conflict and the impacts on the animals are unknown.
The ABS has prepared guidelines for:
The Australasian Bat Society has made submissions to:
The Inquiry into the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Protection Conservation Amendment (Retaining
Federal Approval Powers) Bill 2012
The Inquiry into the effectiveness of threatened species and ecological communities' protection in Australia 2012
Consultation on the Draft Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act Policy Statement: Camp management guidelines for the Grey-headed and Spectacled flying-fox
Comment on the draft Biodiversity Conservation Bill 2016, the draft Local Land Services Amendment Bill 2016 and the proposed Local Land Services Codes of Practice
The Inquiry into Environmental Offsets in Australia 2014