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Flying Fox Conservation Fund began in 1996. While I was conducting a market survey on the island of Sulawesi, I came across a crate of live and dead flying foxes. In the crate was a rare species Gray's flying fox. On the island of Sulawesi this particular bat species is poorly documented.
I decided to purchase it, record the data, photograph and release. When the vendor removed it, I saw a very young and very scared Black flying fox peering from behind an adult.
Knowing the fate of that bat and so many more, I decided instead of being witness to their demise, I would be their voice.

Scott Heinrichs - Founder

Flying Fox Conservation Fund is a not for profit organization. We are dedicated to the protection of Old World fruit bats and their habitat through conservation, education and research. Our goal is to save Old World fruit bat populations and their habitat with a non confrontational approach to reach solutions which benefits bats, peoples and ecosystems.

We believe education is the greatest tool one can use to conserve fruit bat populations from decline. Teaching governments, forestry, wildlife personnel and the public the benefits of bats. Help them understand how fruit bats impact their daily lives. Research is essential for a better understand of fruit bat biology, behavior, and conservation needs.