Living Planet: Fighting for Australia’s flying forest guardians | Environment| All topics from climate change to conservation | DW | 25.02.2021
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Living Planet: Fighting for Australia’s flying forest guardians

They’re Australia’s climate change refugees and they’re looking for somewhere to roost. But their smell and nocturnal shrieks have made them unpopular with locals. Scientists warn against trying to get rid of flying foxes, calling them the ‘canaries in the coal mine’ for what will happen to other species as temperatures rise. Their disappearance would spell disaster for forests and woodlands.

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