In July, Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett announced $1.5m in funding to help Christmas Island’s ecosystems with some of it to go towards saving the threatened pipistrelle from extinction.  Volunteers will attempt to capture remaining specimens from which to establish a captive breeding program. Sadly the Christmas Island Pipistrelle is now extinct funding came to late to save this little bat.

The chances of the program succeeding are, however, considered low.

Read more here:  http://batcall.csu.edu.au/abs/ChristmasIsland/PipistrellusmurrayiJan_09.htm

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