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BATS Magazine

VOLUME 2, NO. 1 Winter 1985

Bat Preserve in Queensland

Dr. Les Hall reports that the Pine Rivers Shire Council recently zoned a disused railway tunnel as a bat reserve for educational and scientific use. The tunnel contains a permanent colony of Large-footed Bats (Myotis adversus) and is occasionally used by Schreiber's Bent-winged (Miniopterus schreibersii) and Southern Horseshoe Bats (Rhinolophus magaphyllus). Several attempts were made to establish a mushroom farm and an "underground"restaurant in the tunnel, and local vandals had dumped cars and lit fires in the entrance. The local council now has organized a clean-up of the area and has erected suitable gates across the entrance to create a bat sanctuary.

Researchers will be allowed to monitor the bats, and school children, under supervision, will be allowed to visit the tunnel to see the bats.

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All articles in this issue:
Poland's Bats in Trouble
Progress in Thailand. 1985
Bat Extermination in India
Mines and Bats
Bat Preserve in Queensland
Research Funded
Dining With Bats
National Geographic Society Film free-tailed bats
Books of Interest. 1985
Advice to Health Officials

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