LINKS TO OTHER SITES OF INTEREST
Listed below are some other sites of interest - all (unashamedly) with a common theme.
Bat Rescue Inc (Australia)
Bat rescue is a non-profit, volunteer organisation, dedicated to the care and wellbeing of bats in southeast Queensland. On this excellent site you will find information about bats, how to help, and information about how this proactive group of people are involved in conservation projects aimed at improving "the big picture".
Tolga Bat Hospital (Australia)
Every year Tolga Bat Hospital in the Atherton Tablelands rescues, rehabilitates and releases hundreds of bats that might otherwise die. Visitors have a unique opportunity to see the work of the internationally-renowned bat hospital and meet some Australian bats - up close and personal, including Australia's 4 species of flying-fox, the spectacular little tube-nosed fruit bat and a number of small insect-eating microbats.
This site (supported by the Ku-ring-gai Bat Conservation Society) offers information and education on flying-foxes, and for visitors to Sydney; a page on where to see flying-foxes in the Sydney Region - such as evening flyouts from the Gordon, Cabramatta, And Sydney Botanic gardens colonies.
Australasian Bat Society (Australia)
Aims to promote the conservation of all populations of all species of bats in Australasia.
Wildlife Friendly Fencing (Australia)
Over 60 native animal species have been identified as victims of barbed wire entanglement, and each year thousands of these animals face a cruel death or permanent disability from such an encounter. Bats, gliders and raptors are especially at risk, and even if found alive, many of the survivors are euthanased as they are unreleasable. You can help make a difference - visit this site.
Bellingen Flying-foxes (Australia)
Situated in the Bellinger River near Coffs Harbour in NSW, this island is home to a large colony of Grey-headed flying-foxes. These animals are the inspiration for the unique text and beautiful photos on this wonderful site by Viv Jones.
The Bat Conservation Trust (UK)
There are 17 species of bat in the UK, all of which are protected by law because their numbers have decreased dramatically. The Bat Conservation Trust is working towards a world where bats and people live in harmony.
The Lubee Bat Conservancy (USA)
The Lubee Bat Conservancy is an international non-profit organization working with others to save fruit and nectar bats and their habitats through conservation, research and education. This site is packed with information about fruit bats and flying-foxes.
Bat Conservation International (USA)
BCI's mission is to teach people the value of bats, to protect and conserve critical bat habitats, and to advance scientific knowledge through research. All this while using a win-win beneficial solution that will benefit both bats and people. Visit this comprehensive website and learn more about these unique animals and why we need to protect them. Astounding photos, Bracken Cave, and E-cards - it's all here.
Bat World Sanctuary (USA)
Bat World Sanctuary is a non-profit, entirely volunteer organization that provides rescue, rehabilitation, sanctuary and release for bats. The also offer books and training in insectivorous bat rehabilitation, and have rescue centers established throughout the USA.
Austin Bat Hospital (USA)
Barbara French's bat hospital in Austin, central Texas is a sanctuary for unreleasable bats (mostly microbats) as well as a rehabilitation and research centre.
Fruit Bat World (Japan)
English version of this great site dedicated to Japan's two endemic flying-foxes - The Bonin flying-fox, and the most northerly of the world's flying foxes, the beautiful Ryukyu flying-fox of Kuchinoerabu. Photos, where to see them, and unique "bat art".
Flying-fox Conservation Fund - Sulawesi (Indonesia)
Flying Fox Conservation Fund is working towards opening a fruit bat rescue, rehabilitation, captive breeding, and research center on the island of Sulawesi. This center will be the first of it's kind in Indonesia. The facility will help the Sulawesi wildlife personnel place fruit bats rescued from markets for later release. It will also be used to educate local people about the beneficial role bats play in their everyday lives, and start a captive breeding program for threatened and endangered fruit bats.
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