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Cowra Shire Council Seeks Urgent Assistance To Manage Flying Fox Population At Cowra Golf Club

Written by: The Cowra Phoenix


Cowra Shire Council, under the leadership of new Mayor Ruth Fagan, has taken decisive action to address the growing issue of flying foxes at the Cowra Golf Club. In a motion passed last week, the council has resolved to seek urgent assistance from the state’s Health and Environment Ministers to manage the flying fox colony, which has grown in numbers to become one of the largest colonies in NSW, posing a threat to the golf club and neighbouring sporting fields.

Over the last 18 months, the flying fox population at the Cowra Golf Club has dramatically increased to an estimated 45,000 bats, including both grey-headed and little red flying foxes. The club is home to a nationally recognized flying-fox camp, attracting these creatures in large numbers.

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