Credit: Jacques de Speville
Image credit: Jacques de Speville
Project

The Impact of the Mauritius Fruit Bat on Commercial Fruit Farms and Possible Mitigation Methods

Duration
2015 - 2015
Location
Mauritius
Species protected
Mauritius Fruit Bat Pteropus niger

Project objectives

Specific outcomes for the project include better monitoring of the species and the impacts bats and other causes have on fruit production.

Secondly the project aims to ensure no further culling of the species will be considered.

Threaths

Human-wildlife conflict

Thirdly it is hoped that the mitigation methods proposed will gain wider acceptance as a solution to the issue of crop loss due to wild animal feeding behaviours.

Finally the project aims to improve the perception of people about bats, once it is demonstrated that bats are not the major fruit pests.

This project is implemented by Mauritian Wildlife Foundation.