Roosts are long-term investment for bats

The Newsport Daily

31st May 2013

Urban Queensland councils will face an uphill battle to relocate flying fox roosts, according to findings of a recent Griffith University study.

The study found colonies return to their favourite roosts, even with decade-long efforts to move them. And, as the highly mobile megabat species prefers urban areas, attempts to relocate them to bush environments backfire, with colonies instead establishing new roosts near their original. Read more