Help Save Mauritian Bats from being Culled
The Mauritian Government has made the decision to cull 18,000 endemic fruit bats (known as the Flying Fox) in Mauritius because they are apparently causing much damage to local fruit production.
The Mauritius Wildlife Foundation and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) are totally against this because this will up-list the bats from vulnerable to critically endangered. Unfortunately, the culling has already started and it is estimated that thousands have already been killed. A group of caring citizens created the PRA Platform (Protection and Rescue of Animals) which comprises of many stakeholders including NGOs, Ecologists, Biologists and engaged citizens.
Please help stop the cull by bringing international attention to this massacre!
This issue has already been covered by many international press like the Washington post, UK papers, BBC and even the national Geographic online magazine.
A hashtag campaign has been launched to bring more attention to this cause.
On Saturday 21st November a march was held in the town of Quatre-Bornes to raise public awareness and gain further media coverage. This link takes you to the video of the march:
PRA has sent a letter to the President of the Republic of Mauritius
, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim , a world-renowned scientist who, for many years has ardently stood by the protection of the ecosystem and endemic fauna and flora. Sadly, she has chosen not to make her position on the bat culling issue known and the letter remains unanswered.
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