Flying-foxes in the Shoalhaven

Three Flying-foxes hanging upside down
  • Project StatusIn progress

Shoalhaven City Council is working closely with local and national experts to determine a flying-fox management approach that balances the conservation of these important native animals and the amenity of residents, businesses and visitors.

Flying-foxes play a crucial role in the Australian eco-system by being one of the most efficient pollinators and seed dispersers of native Australian forest trees. They can fly long distances each night (up to 50 kilometres) distributing pollen and seeds throughout the forests and vegetation of the South Coast. Flying-foxes are a keystone species as they are vital in maintaining ecosystem diversity and health.