Flying-foxes are large flying mammals that feed on fruit, flowers, pollen and nectar. They are important to the environment through their essential role in the reproduction, regeneration and dispersal of plants across the landscape.
Four species of flying-foxes are native to mainland Australia. Three of these occur within the Scenic Rim.
- Black flying-fox (Pteropus alecto)
- Little red flying-fox (Pteropus scapulatus)
- Grey-headed flying-fox (Pteropus poliocephalus)
All species of flying-foxes are protected under the Nature Conservation act 1994.The grey-headed flying-fox is also listed as “vulnerable” under the Commonwealth Environment and Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
Flying-fox Management Strategy
The occurrence of a flying-fox roost can result in many different impacts on the local community. To manage these impacts, Scenic Rim Regional Council has developed a whole-of-shire strategy for the management of flying-foxes. The SRRC Flying-fox Management Strategy outlines Council's management intent for Flying-foxes in the Scenic Rim Region.
Download the Flying-Fox Strategy here (please note 10mb).