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Bid to protect bats

Dawn Gibson
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A BAT run-a-thon was hosted last month in an attempt to raise awareness about Fiji's only native mammals — the bats.

The run was organised by members of NatureFiji-MareqetiViti Christopher and Elizabeth Daniels who are also members of the Rucksack Club.

"The event was held to raise awareness as well receive donations, for NFMV to continue implementing conservation activities on Fiji's endangered species, specifically focusing on Fiji's bats," a statement by NFMV's Kelera Buadromo yesterday stated.

"Fiji has six species of bats, three of which are fruit bats — two of these can be seen along the Suva foreshore, that is the Pacific flying fox (P.tonganus) and, occasionally, the Samoan flying fox (P.samoensis)."

Mrs Buadromo said the run-a-thon, which spanned the My Suva Park in Nasese, was a great opportunity for the participants and the public to better their knowledge about Fiji's bats.

"Fiji has an endemic bat that has only been documented from Taveuni Island, which is the Fijian flying fox (Mirimiri acrodonta)."








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