Journal article

Land Manager Perspectives on Conflict Mitigation Strategies for Urban Flying-Fox Camps

Kaye Currey, Dave Kendal, Rodney van der Ree, Pia E Lentini

DIVERSITY-BASEL | MDPI | Published : 2018

Abstract

Over the last 20 years, there has been a notable increase in the presence of flying-foxes (Pteropodidae) in urban areas in Australia. Flying-foxes congregate during the day in camps which at times may contain many thousands of individuals. The associated noise, smell, mess and concerns about disease transmission can result in significant conflict with local communities. Managers of flying-fox camps use a range of management approaches to mitigate tensions, but the success or otherwise of these has been largely undocumented. Land managers were surveyed to determine the relative cost and perceived effectiveness of mitigation strategies using semi-structured interviews and an online questionnai..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Funding for this project was received from the Australian Government's National Environmental Science Program (NESP) Threatened Species Recovery and Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hubs, and Pia E. Lentini was supported by an ARC Linkage Project (LP160100439).