Fruit bats in Mauritius: the countdown

The island of Mauritius has a unique biodiversity which is characteristics of insular ecosystems. However it has also suffered large extent of deforestation alongside the loss of several species. Prior to the arrival of the first human settlers, the island used to have three species of fruit bats. Currently only one of these species persist on the island and due to successive culling, it now faces a higher risk of extinction.  The video below highlights the loss of the fruit bats in Mauritius, tackle 1 misconception about Mauritian native mammals and the need to protect the remaining species.

 

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