Illegal destruction of camps is another issue. In contravention of the EPBC Act, wide roads were cut through this small fragment of forest to make it unattractive to Spectacled flying foxes.
Legislation at the federal and state levels is not strong enough, or poorly enforced. There is not a lot of public support for the welfare of flying foxes, particularly where human welfare is seen to be secondary. Medieval myths and media-evil myths aggravate the situation, particularly as it relates to diseases.