Flying-fox Community Workshop - Bellingen

Flying-fox

Bellingen Shire Council invites residents to participate in a community workshop on Thursday 20 September to discuss management and conservation of flying-foxes and the Bellingen Island camp.

Venue: Bellingen Senior Citizens Centre
Date: Thursday 20 September 2018
Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm - Light Refreshments provided

Facilitators: Bellingen Shire Council: Alex Waldron/Carmen Muldoon
Ecosure: Emily Hatfield

Background
Bellingen Island is a Nationally Important camp. Bellingen Shire Council have engaged Ecosure to implement actions from the Bellingen Island Camp Management Plan (CMP) including to:

  • promote awareness and appreciation of flying-foxes, their ecological importance and conservation status
  • to understand community preferences for reducing impacts through property modification (subsidies, buffers, fencing)
  • to hear community preferences on how ecotourism can be run and managed in the Bellingen Shire around flying-foxes.

Agenda
The workshop discussion will be based around the following topics:

Topic 1: Flying-fox ecology and your experiences with flying-foxes
Topic 2: Options for managing and conserving flying-foxes in Bellingen

RSVP
We hope you’re able to attend! Please note there are limited places available, so to secure your seat RSVP to Bellingen Shire Council on ph. 02 6655 7300 with number of attendees, name(s) and contact details no later than 12pm Wednesday, 19 September 2018.