Island Bat Research Group
Heatwaves in Australia: Interview with Le Figaro/RTBF
Updated: Feb 11, 2019
Heatwaves took a large toll on Australian flying foxes over the last months. One third of the population of the spectacled flying fox Pteropus conspicillatus is believed to have been killed over a few weeks. Christian Vincenot, coordinator of the IBRG, gave an interview to France's second largest newspaper to explain the ecological implications of these mass deaths.
A further article by Belgium's national media RTBF also featured statements by Christian related to this alarming issue.
For more information in English, please see the excellent interview to the BBC by our colleague Justin Welbergen as well as HSI's communique.