World’s most endangered fruit bat could soon be extinct due to rapid forest loss

The rare Livingstone’s fruit bat population is down to about 1,200 individuals, distributed across only 21 roost sites that are threatened by habitat loss, a new study has found.

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Last updated on 12 January 2017

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Comoros
Region: 
Africa
Threats: 
Habitat loss and degradation
Agriculture and aquaculture
Logging and unsustainable harvesting
Species group: 
Terrestrial mammals