Comprehensive information for tourists on the Tablelands can be found on the website for Tropical Tablelands Tourism. Their Discover Guide to the Tablelands can now be read online.

There is a wide range of accommodation on the Atherton Tablelands. Two with Ecotourism accreditation are BIG4 Atherton Woodlands Tourist Park and Rosegums Wilderness Retreat.

Yungaburra Folk Festival A great local festival held in October each year.

Alan's Wildlife Tours Alan Gillanders, specialising in tree kangaroos, birds and nocturnal mammals, day and night tours.

TREAT Tree Replanting on the Evelyn and Atherton Tablelands.
Their Rainforest Display Centre near Lake Eacham is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. The Centre showcases the diversity of our tropical rainforest, the history and impacts of land clearing and TREAT’s revegetation projects which are establishing wildlife corridors. See a stunning stained-glass depiction of rainforest features and the thousands of rainforest trees waiting in TREAT’s nursery for their next Wet Season planting program.

Tablelands Wildlife Rescue has a 24 hour telephone number for wildlife rescue 4091 7767.

Tree Roo Rescue is based in Malanda and works with tree tangaroos on the Tablelands.


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BAT SITES: AUSTRALIA

 
Don't Shoot Bats A very important and informative website about the conservation and welfare issues of shooting or culling bats.

Bat Conservation and Rescue Queensland is a very active group working on many fronts for the welfare of bats. Great website.

Bat Rescue Inc. care for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife in south-east Queensland.

A website for bats in the Sydney region supported by Ku-ring-gai Bat Conservation Society Inc.

The Australasian Bat Society promotes the conservation and study of bats in Australasia. A great resource for bat information packs and posters.

A compelling 15 minute talk by Tim Pearson about flying foxes, titled "No me, No tree"

With text and photographs by Vivien Jones, this web site tells about the flying foxes you may see on Bellingen Island. The island is in the centre of Bellingen, a small town close to the coast and to Coffs Harbour, in New South Wales, Australia.

   

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BAT SITES: USA

 
Amanda Lollar runs Batworld, a similar facility to the above, in Mineral Wells, Texas. With Barbara French, she has written "Captive Care and Medical Reference for the Rehabilitation of Insectivorous Bats" and produced a dvd "Bat Talk" - the secret language of Mexican free-tailed bats.

Bat Conservation International Works to protect and restore bats and their habitats worldwide, based in Austin, Texas
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Basically Bats Susan Barnard has this interesting comprehensive bat site. She is the author of a 4-volume series of books titled Bats in Captivity, as well as other resources.

The Inverted Perspective This site by Micaela Jemison, bat ecologist and science communicator, takes a new look at the human-bat relationship. Find very interesting recent science posts.

Bat Conservancy is an international non-profit organization working with others to save fruit and nectar bats and their habitats through conservation, research and education.

 

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BAT SITES: U.K. and EUROPE

The Bat Conservation Trust is working towards a world where bats and people live in harmony. We aim to secure and enhance bat populations for future generations to enjoy. This comprehensive site has links to all-things BAT in the UK.

Eurobats is based on an Agreement on theConservation of Populations of European Bats

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BAT SITES: OTHER

Yushi and Keiko's website on bats in Japan - Japanese and english language

African Bat Conservation, based in Malawi isconserving bat population in Africa through applied reseach and education.

The Flying Fox Conservation Fund is dedicated to the protection of Old World fruit bats and their habitat through conservation, education and research. Working towards opening a fruit bat rescue, rehabilitation, captive breeding, and research center on the island of Sulawesi in indonesia.


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AUSTRALIAN EMAIL LISTS


The Flying Fox Information Conservation Network (FFICN) is a loosely knit, informal group of individuals with a common interest in the welfare of Australian Flying Foxes. It is NOT a carer group. The aims of the group are:

  • To collect and analyse information to improve the care and rehabilitation of Flying Foxes
  • To educate wildlife carers and the public about Flying Foxes
  • To disseminate information relating to Flying Foxes within the scientific and conservation communities
  • To encourage the protection of Flying Foxes and their environment
The principal criteria for acceptance into the group is active experienced participation in activities or research that further the well being, rehabilitation, and conservation of Flying Foxes.

The Australasian Bat Society has an email list for members.

BATSonline is an international forum for sharing information information on all things batty.