Going in to bat for the Commonwealth Park Flying-Foxes

All flying-foxes are protected under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the Act). The grey headed flying-fox (Pteropus poliocephalus) which visits Commonwealth Park is a vulnerable species and considered to be a matter of national significance under the Act.  Management of flying-foxes or their habitat must be in line with the Australian Government’s “Referral guideline for management actions in grey-headed and spectacled flying-fox camps” and the “Draft Recovery Plan for the grey headed flying-fox Pteropus poliocephalus”.

The National Capital Authority (NCA) has developed the Commonwealth Park Grey Headed Flying-Fox Camp Management Plan. The Plan provides a framework to guide the NCA’s management of Commonwealth Park while also being committed to the protection of the flying-fox camp. The Commonwealth Park Flying-Fox Management Plan is available to download here.

For grey headed flying-fox information and health advice, please click here.

For more information call the NCA on 02 6271 2888 or openspace@nca.gov.au