EPBC Act policy statement
Nationally threatened species and ecological communities guidelines
Department of the Environment and Heritage, November 2003
ISBN 0 6425 4892 7
About this policy statement
Due to declining numbers, and based on the best available scientific advice, the Grey-headed Flying-fox has been listed as vulnerable under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).
While the Australian Government seeks to ensure the conservation of this nationally threatened species, it also recognises that flying foxes can damage crops and that in certain circumstances orchardists in particular may need to take measures to protect their livelihood. This booklet discusses control measures that seek to balance this need with the protection and recovery of the species.
This policy statement should be read in conjunction with Significant Impact Guidelines 1.1 - Matters of National Environmental Significance
There may be other EPBC Act Policy Statements available which provide further guidance.