Heritage Expeditions rediscovered the Vanikoro Flying Fox

03-06-2014

It has recently been confirmed that the Flying Fox spotted on Heritage Expeditions recent Birding the Pacific voyage was in fact the Vanikoro Flying Fox. The species is considered by the IUCN (international Union for the Conservation of Nature)to be critically endangered/possibly extinct. Our observation of this elusive species was the first observation since 1926 (despite the fact that there were surveys carried out in the 1990s looking specifically for it as well). The Heritage Expeditions staff and the passengers onboard the Birding the Pacific voyage were all extremely pleased with this discovery and to be able to assist in the conservation of the species. 

 

 

Category: South Pacific
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