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Management of Grey-headed Flying-foxes in Queensland faces similar challenges to those faced in other states, although there are some specific Qld issues. Loss of habitat is a major threatening process; with loss of habitat comes increasing interaction with humans and the consequent “turf wars”; there is a need to both protect flying-fox populations and the crops of fruit growers; and the emergence of Australian Bat Lyssavirus and other viruses has made handling bats a risk. The conservation status of the Grey-headed Flying-fox and the Spectacled Flying-fox is currently being reviewed by the Scientific Advisory Committee under the Qld Nature Conservation Act 1992. Counts of these two species have indicated a decline in numbers over the last few years. There also has been an observed decline in both the area of occupancy and the extent of occurrence of the Grey-headed Flying-fox. The issuing of damage mitigation permits for the electrocution of flying-foxes on crops has been challenged in court and is rapidly becoming untenable for QPWS. Complaints regarding flying-fox camps in urban areas are primarily dealt with through public education and consultation. The movement of a flying-fox colony is only permissible in exceptional circumstances.

Andrews, E., Bennett, B. T., Clark, J. D., Houpt, K. A., Pascoe, P. J., Robinson, G. W. and Boyce, J. R. 1993. Report of the American Veterinary Medical Association Panel on Euthanasia. J. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc. 202: 229-249. Also [http://www.upstate.edu/dlar/avmaeuth.htm].
Birt, P. 2000. Summary information on the status of the Grey-headed ( Pteropus poliocephalus) and Black ( P. alecto) Flying-fox in New South Wales. Pp. 80-88 in Proceedings of a Workshop to Assess the Status of the Grey-headed Flying-fox in New South Wales. Australasian Bat Society. http://batcall.csu.edu.au/batcall/abs/home.htm
Birt, P. unpublished manuscript a. Anthesis, pollen dehiscence and pattern of nectar secretion in commercially valuable native forest trees utilised as a food source by Australian flying-foxes ( Chiroptera: Pteropodidae): implications for pollination.
Birt, P. unpublished manuscript b. Foraging movements of Little red flying-foxes Pteropus scapulatus ( Chiroptera: Pteropodidae) and their impact on the pollination of commercially valuable native Australian forest trees.
Birt, P. and Hall, L. S. unpublished manuscript. Distribution, composition and occupation of flying-fox ( Chiroptera: Pteropodidae) campsites in Queensland.
Eby, P. 1996. Interactions between the grey-headed flying-fox Pteropus poliocephalus ( Chiroptera: Pteropodidae) and its diet plants - seasonal movements and seed dispersal. PhD Thesis, University of New England, Armidale, N. S. W.
Nelson, J. E. 1965. Movements of Australian flying-foxes ( Pteropodidae: Megachiroptera). Australian Journal of Zoology 13: 53-73.
Parry-Jones, K. A. and Augee, M. L. 1991a. Food selection by grey-headed flying-foxes ( Pteropus poliocephalus) occupying a summer colony site near Gosford, New South Wales. Wildlife Research 18: 111-124.
Parry-Jones, K. A. and Augee, M. L. 1992. Movements of grey-headed flying-foxes ( Pteropus poliocephalus) occupying a summer colony site near Gosford, New South Wales. Wildlife Research 19: 331-340.
Ratcliffe, F. N. 1931. The flying-foxes ( Pteropus) in Australia. CSIRO Bulletin 53, Government Printer, Melbourne.
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Andrews, E., Bennett, B. T., Clark, J. D., Houpt, K. A., Pascoe, P. J., Robinson, G. W. and Boyce, J. R. 1993. Report of the American Veterinary Medical Association Panel on Euthanasia. J. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc. 202: 229-249. Also [http://www.upstate.edu/dlar/avmaeuth.htm].
Birt, P. 2000. Summary information on the status of the Grey-headed ( Pteropus poliocephalus) and Black ( P. alecto) Flying-fox in New South Wales. Pp. 80-88 in Proceedings of a Workshop to Assess the Status of the Grey-headed Flying-fox in New South Wales. Australasian Bat Society. http://batcall.csu.edu.au/batcall/abs/home.htm
Birt, P. unpublished manuscript a. Anthesis, pollen dehiscence and pattern of nectar secretion in commercially valuable native forest trees utilised as a food source by Australian flying-foxes ( Chiroptera: Pteropodidae): implications for pollination.
Birt, P. unpublished manuscript b. Foraging movements of Little red flying-foxes Pteropus scapulatus ( Chiroptera: Pteropodidae) and their impact on the pollination of commercially valuable native Australian forest trees.
Birt, P. and Hall, L. S. unpublished manuscript. Distribution, composition and occupation of flying-fox ( Chiroptera: Pteropodidae) campsites in Queensland.
Eby, P. 1996. Interactions between the grey-headed flying-fox Pteropus poliocephalus ( Chiroptera: Pteropodidae) and its diet plants - seasonal movements and seed dispersal. PhD Thesis, University of New England, Armidale, N. S. W.
Nelson, J. E. 1965. Movements of Australian flying-foxes ( Pteropodidae: Megachiroptera). Australian Journal of Zoology 13: 53-73.
Parry-Jones, K. A. and Augee, M. L. 1991a. Food selection by grey-headed flying-foxes ( Pteropus poliocephalus) occupying a summer colony site near Gosford, New South Wales. Wildlife Research 18: 111-124.
Parry-Jones, K. A. and Augee, M. L. 1992. Movements of grey-headed flying-foxes ( Pteropus poliocephalus) occupying a summer colony site near Gosford, New South Wales. Wildlife Research 19: 331-340.
Ratcliffe, F. N. 1931. The flying-foxes ( Pteropus) in Australia. CSIRO Bulletin 53, Government Printer, Melbourne.
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