Flying-fox Management

Ecosure is the leader in Flying-fox Management having been heavily involved in monitoring, research, education and planning for more than 19 years.

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Our in-depth understanding of these commonly misunderstood native animals and our tailored approach to mitigating impacts to the community is highly regarded with 19 government clients in Queensland and New South Wales, along with numerous private and airport clients around Australia. Ecosure’s expertise has been called upon to contribute to flying-fox policy at both the state and federal level.

Ecosure undertakes site-specific risk assessments for every project to manage community impacts whilst also providing for flying-fox conservation. Our tailored plans create a framework for managing health, economic and amenity issues associated with flying-fox roosts. We are by far the most experienced company in Australia in roost dispersal, however believe that this should only be a last resort option. Ecosure prides itself on finding balanced and cost effective solutions for our clients.

We strongly support education to reduce fears and correct community misconceptions. Ecosure has worked with clients such as Isaac Regional Council to develop a range of educational materials to improve understanding of flying-fox ecology, including up-to-date facts and statistics on the (very low) actual health risks associated with them.

Ecosure offers training and builds the capacity of local governments so they can better manage flying-fox conflict in their region.

Ecosure’s Flying-fox services

  • Roost assessment
  • Risk and impact assessment
  • Management plans – from roost specific to regional
  • Statement of Management Intent (SoMI)
  • Longitudinal monitoring using CSIRO methods
  • Education and training
  • Habitat modification and restoration
  • Dispersal

To read more about Ecosure’s Flying-fox Management services download our Capability Statement.