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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  • 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.

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  • 1st ASEAN Bat Festival In Davao Samal Pushed

    1st ASEAN Bat Festival In Davao Samal Pushed

    A bat conservation festival to take place in Davao City and the Island Garden City of Samal on June 9 to 11 is being pushed by Ms Nomi Monfort, owner of the Monfort Bat Colony, a Guinness World Record Holder located in IGaCoS.

    With the participation of the Consulate of the Republic of Indonesia, Ms Monfort proposed to call it "1st Annual ASEAN Bat Conservation Festival" to be held simultaneously in the two cities.

    Monfort describes the activity as a "novel path-breaking simultaneous celebration in two cities envisioned to give the overdue credit to bats as symbol of motherhood, omen of ...

  • Project Set To Check Bats Species Genetic Diversity

    Project Set To Check Bats Species Genetic Diversity

    To protect bats and their habitats, understanding their basic ecological requirements is absolutely necessary. A program, titled "From Genes to Ecosystems: Understanding Fruit Bat Species and Genetic Diversity and Their Ecological Interactions with Plants in Tropical Lowland Forests", addresses this concern.

    The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) funded the program.

    Although fruit bats have a dynamic ecological role in maintaining the Philippines's tropical lowland forests, ...

  • Your Guide To Exploring The Hundred Islands In Pangasinan

    Your Guide To Exploring The Hundred Islands In Pangasinan

    The Hundred Islands, that part of the Philippine archipelago that shares the same prominent spot on textbooks alongside Mayon Volcano and Banaue Rice Terraces, can be found in Alaminos, Pangasinan. The name is a nod to over 124 islands dispersed over the Lingayen Gulf, covering a total area of 16.76 square kilometers. Sometime in June this year, I took the grueling 6-hour trip with 2 others to discover this well-known national park that is the pride of the Pangasinense. Are you planning to explore the Hundred Islands? Here's a guide on to how do it including information on getting to the area, ...