Flying Fox Bats

Fruit bats or flying foxes live in the tropics and subtropics of Asia, Australia, East Africa, and a number of remote oceanic islands in both the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

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  • Fruit Bats Can Be Davaos No 1 Eco-tourism Attraction

    Fruit Bats Can Be Davaos No 1 Eco-tourism Attraction

    Mylea Bayless, senior director for Network and Partnerships of Bat Conservation International, said during Kapehan sa Dabaw on Monday that the so called "bat tourism" could be very profitable and safe if done properly but the people must deepen their appreciation for these creatures to effectively protect them from destructive human activities.

    "It's very important that bats aren't disturbed, that we are quiet, and that nobody is allowed in the cave," she said.

    Bayless said that they support efforts that would encourage people to work for the conservation of population of bats by not har ...

  • Davao Itinerary

    Davao Itinerary

    Now that your Davao flights are booked, a well-rounded and time-efficient itinerary is what you need. Gather up the squad and read on for the best 4-days 3-nights Davao trip we have for you!

  • Palawans Flying Fox

    Palawans Flying Fox

    Palawan has suddenly become the "in" island to visit from among our more than 7,000 islands. But did you know the following bits and pieces of information about this famed island?

    From afar the so-called Black Island looks black because the island is rich in limestone covered with decayed plants and other dead organisms. The local tribe of Tagbanua are the assigned keepers of Black Island since its declaration of ownership by Cultural Minorities in 1996.

    Kaweg (Flying Fox) Found in Tangtangen Island, there are about 4,000 of them in existence.

    Dr. Mariano Roy Duya states that there ar ...

  • Bats Can Save The Day

    Bats Can Save The Day

    A rare species of fruit bats can be found if you explore the beautiful and gift-given island of Dinagat, most particularly the town of Loreto.

    While the bats live here, it is believed that their population has diminished more than 50% over the last generations.

    Isnt this sad and alarming? The population site of this endangered species is very small, most containing a few more than 200 individuals (some even fewer than 50).

    These unique fruit bats seen rarely around the world, are like heroes and heroines for protecting us from natural villains like mosquitoes that can cause human illn ...

  • Protect Boracays Fruit Bats Group Urges Environment Chief

    Protect Boracays Fruit Bats Group Urges Environment Chief

    Conservationists have sought Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu's help in declaring sections of Boracay Island in Aklan province as a wildlife sanctuary and protected area to save the local population of fruit bats.

    In a letter last month, the Friends of the Flying Foxes (FFF) asked Cimatu to ensure the preservation of parts of Yapak village in the northern part of the 1,032-hectare island.

    FFF is a group advocating the conservation of the golden-crowned flying fox (Aceradon jubatus), a fruit bat that is endemic to the Philippines but which has been categorized as among the endangered spec ...

  • Timako Hill A Welcome Getaway

    Timako Hill A Welcome Getaway

    Along the coast in Barangay Kalanganan II fronting the majestic Sultan Haji Hassanal Masjid, stands enchanting Timako Hill.

    The hill, one of only two elevated areas in Cotabato City where trees are preserved and protected, is home to several species of monkeys, birds, bats and other flora and fauna.

    Rising at 197 meters above sea level, with a steep, jagged ridge suited for adventure seekers and trekkers, Timako Hill is no doubt a welcome getaway for one who seeks a place outside of the usual and most common destinations for the remaining days of summer.

    Mystery and folklore

    Even i ...