Clarence Valley Council is working with the NSW Government and Local Government New South Wales through a funded project 'Maclean Flying-fox Management’ to deliver improved outcomes for flying-foxes in the Clarence Valley.
The funded work will include on-ground activities to address negative interactions with flying-foxes, including weed removal and revegetation in existing habitat to increase buffers. Education material will be developed and disseminated to residents in flying-fox habitat to help raise awareness about their ecology. We are working on a communications strategy and will be seeking the input of members of the public in the coming weeks.
As part of the program, we are also developing a flying-fox management plan for the Clarence Valley Council LGA. The plan will help to define the history of the camps, their ecology, local issues and management of those camps.
Stay tuned for more information about the project!