Little Aussie Battlers of our Great Australian Bush
Flying-foxes are keystone pollinators and seed dispersers of the Australian bush. The job of propagating over 100 species of native trees and plants falls fairly and squarely on their tiny little shoulders. Without them, there would be no food and shelter for our koalas, no pristine habitat for our extraordinary array of native birds, and no magnificent forests for all of us to enjoy. But due to loss of habitat and climatic changes, their numbers are falling dramatically. The Grey-Headed Flying-fox is now listed as vulnerable to extinction. This loss of natural habitat and food availability has seen them increasingly set up camp near towns in search of food and shelter, affecting residents and communities. This website is intended to dispel some myths and help outline ways to co-exist with these incredibly important Little Aussie Battlers.