Bat colonies should be moved from urban centres and farms, but not killed, to prevent further outbreaks of the Hendra virus, a north Queensland MP says.
Bob Katter says his new party would kill all flying foxes in urban areas to help stop the spread of the deadly Hendra virus and other diseases.
Scientists have found the genetic pathway that enables vampire bats to sink their razor-edged teeth into "hot spots" likely to yield a quick and copious liquid meal, a new study says.
Loud industrial noise and banging sounds will be played at Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens from today to scare off a colony of 5000 flying foxes.
Scientists don't know whether driving bats away would spread the potentially deadly Hendra virus, Queensland's chief veterinary officer says.
Miranda Forster The Queensland opposition wants to use smoke bombs and choppers to evict urban bat colonies despite warnings it could lead to more Hendra cases.
Federal independent MP Bob Katter says Queenslanders should not have to obtain permits to evict flying foxes.
Jim O'Rourke FLYING FOXES driven from Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens have spread as far as Bundaberg to the north and Pambula to the south, according to data from satellite tracking devices strapped around their...
The Gold Coast City Council has applied for a permit to get rid of a colony of flying foxes at Southport, where a resident is facing a fine of $100,000 and possible jail time for trying to frighten...
The Gold Coast mayor wants the city's flying fox colonies tested for the deadly Hendra virus.
Gold Coast residents are fighting back after being tormented for years by a noisy bat colony.
Glenda Kwek So, how do you get a colony of 22,000 bats to move out of Sydney's iconic Royal Botanic Gardens? And how do you get them to go where you want?
Glenda Kwek The 22,000-strong colony of bats at Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens have been given a reprieve.
Rachel Olding Before the orchestrated removal of 22,000 flying foxes from the Royal Botanic Gardens next month, a mini-festival of the bat is being held at Cook + Phillip Park this evening.
Grey-headed flying foxes are to be driven out of the Royal Botanic Gardens by industrial noise after the Environment Minister, Peter Garrett, gave his approval.
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The habitats of many common plants and animals will shrink dramatically this century unless governments act quickly to cut rising greenhouse gas emissions, scientists said after studying 50,000...
Marissa Calligeros The boy suffered convulsions, severe abdominal pain and slipped in and out of consciousness.
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Rory Callinan One morning at a remote ranger station in Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory, staff made a gruesome discovery.