Grey Headed Flying Foxes

The Grey-headed Flying-fox is one of Australia's most important pollinators. Travelling great distances and pollinating up to 60,000 plants a night - each - they ensure the health and genetic diversity of Australia's native forests, which in turn provides habitat for hundreds of species of unique Australian wildlife. 

Grey-headed Flying-fox numbers have decreased by around 90% since colonisation and they are regularly found entangled in power lines, barbed wire, and inappropriate fruit tree netting. They are especially prone to heat stress in the increasingly hot Australian summers and are considered vulnerable to extinction. In the last 12 months, Wildlife Victoria's volunteers have rescued 401 Grey-headed Flying-foxes.

You can help to give sick, injured and orphaned flying-foxes a second chance by making a donation using the form below which will go directly towards rescuing these vital creatures and connecting them to the care they need.

This form is for a one-off donation. Click here to set up an ongoing monthly donation instead. Gifts of $2 or more are tax deductible and you'll receive your receipt within a few minutes. 

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