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In May 2001 the Grey-headed Flying-fox was listed on Schedule 2 of the Threatened Species Conservation (TSC) Act. The NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS) now has a regulatory role in the protection of the ‘camps’, or roosting colonies, of this species wherever they may occur in NSW. Camps can be locally contentious, particularly in the Coffs Harbour area where four camps are found adjoining urban areas.

The approach taken in this region in relation to the management of the camps has been pro-active and consultative. In essence there exist 5 main options for addressing community concern about Grey-headed Flying-fox camps. These options can be summarised as ‘do nothing’, ‘engage and discuss’, ‘modify habitat’, ‘attempt relocation’ or ‘cull’. By adopting the ‘engage and discuss’ approach public concern regarding the presence of this species in urban areas has been significantly alleviated. The adoption of this option then puts in place a sound foundation for information gathering and the development of site planning with appropriate community involvement.

Anonymous, 1999 Bellingen Island Conservation Plan (draft). Supplied by Bellingen Shire Council.
Churchill, S. 1998 Australian Bats, Reed New Holland, Sydney, NSW.
Eby, P. 1991 “Finger-winged night workers”: managing forests to conserve the role of Grey-headed Flying-foxes as pollinators and seed dispersers. Pp 91-100 in Conservation of Australia's Forest Fauna, ed D. Lunney Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales. Mosman, NSW 418pp.
Eby, P. 1995 The biology and management of flying foxes in NSW Species management report number 18 New South Wales National Parks & Wildlife Service, Sydney, NSW. 72pp.
Eby, P., Richards, G., Collins, L. and Parry-Jones, K. 1999 The distribution, abundance and vulnerability to population reduction of a nomadic nec tarivore, the Grey-headed Flying-fox Pteropus poliocephalus in New South Wales, during a period of resource concentration. Australian Zoologist, 31:240-254.
Hall, L. and Richards, G. 2000 Flying Foxes; Fruit and Blossom Bats of Australia UNSW Press, Sydney, NSW.
Lunney, D. and Moon, C. 1997. Flying Foxes and their camps in the remnant rainforests of northeastern New South Wales. Pp 247-277 in Australia's Ever changing Forests III edited by J. Dargavel, CRES, Canberra.
Strahan, R. (ed.) 1995 The Mammals of Australia, Reed Books, Sydney.
Tidemann, C. R. and Vardon, M. J. 1997. Pests, pestilence, pollen and pot-roasts; the need for community-based management of flying foxes in Australia, Pp 77-83 in Australian Biologist, 10,1997.
Wilson, D. E. 1997 Bats in Question; the Smithsonian Answer Book, CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.
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Anonymous, 1999 Bellingen Island Conservation Plan (draft). Supplied by Bellingen Shire Council.
Churchill, S. 1998 Australian Bats, Reed New Holland, Sydney, NSW.
Eby, P. 1991 “Finger-winged night workers”: managing forests to conserve the role of Grey-headed Flying-foxes as pollinators and seed dispersers. Pp 91-100 in Conservation of Australia's Forest Fauna, ed D. Lunney Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales. Mosman, NSW 418pp.
Eby, P. 1995 The biology and management of flying foxes in NSW Species management report number 18 New South Wales National Parks & Wildlife Service, Sydney, NSW. 72pp.
Eby, P., Richards, G., Collins, L. and Parry-Jones, K. 1999 The distribution, abundance and vulnerability to population reduction of a nomadic nec tarivore, the Grey-headed Flying-fox Pteropus poliocephalus in New South Wales, during a period of resource concentration. Australian Zoologist, 31:240-254.
Hall, L. and Richards, G. 2000 Flying Foxes; Fruit and Blossom Bats of Australia UNSW Press, Sydney, NSW.
Lunney, D. and Moon, C. 1997. Flying Foxes and their camps in the remnant rainforests of northeastern New South Wales. Pp 247-277 in Australia's Ever changing Forests III edited by J. Dargavel, CRES, Canberra.
Strahan, R. (ed.) 1995 The Mammals of Australia, Reed Books, Sydney.
Tidemann, C. R. and Vardon, M. J. 1997. Pests, pestilence, pollen and pot-roasts; the need for community-based management of flying foxes in Australia, Pp 77-83 in Australian Biologist, 10,1997.
Wilson, D. E. 1997 Bats in Question; the Smithsonian Answer Book, CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.
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