Going in to bat for the Commonwealth Park Flying-Foxes

The National Capital Authority (NCA) has been working with expert consultants Ecosure, to develop the Commonwealth Park Grey Headed Flying-Fox Camp Management Plan. The Plan will provide a framework to guide the NCA’s management of Commonwealth Park while also being committed to the protection of the flying-fox camp. The draft Commonwealth Park Flying-Fox Management Plan is available to download here.

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”.

Commonwealth Park Flying-Fox Camp Management Plan Workshops

The National Capital Authority (NCA) hosted three workshops to discuss the development and implementation of the Commonwealth Park Grey-Headed Flying-Fox Camp Management Plan (the Plan).

The workshops were based around the following topics:

Topic 1: Flying-fox ecology

Topic 2: Implementing the Camp Management Plan

Topic 3: Flying-fox monitoring program

Topic 4: Options for education & engagement

The workshops were held on Wednesday 21 August 2019 at East Space, Queen Elizabeth Terrace, Parkes, ACT.

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