Threatened Mount Etna ghost bats get funding lifeline after 50-year conservation battle

ABC | Nov 25, 2021 at 5:09 AM
  • A central Queensland conservation group says a new funding lifeline for a critically endangered ghost bat colony has been worth the fight that lasted almost half a century.
  • The Queensland government has announced a $125,000 recovery plan for the microbats at Mount Etna caves, north of Rockhampton, one of the last places in Australia that supports ghost bats.
  • The Queensland government plans to study the Cape Hillsborough population in the Mackay region to gain further knowledge on the importance of the site’s maternity and roosting activity.