History

1985 – Ku-ring-gai Bat Colony Committee (KBCC) was formed to protect the flying-fox maternity camp at Gordon, on Sydney’s north shore. A proposed housing development threatened loss of habitat. The land was purchased jointly by NSW Government and Ku-ring-gai Municipal Council on advice from the Heritage Council.

1986 – KBCC commenced production of its quarterly newsletter, Friends of Bats. Newsletter archive contains the first three editions and more recents issues.

1987 – KBCC was incorporated under the NSW Incorporated Associations Act. The habitat restoration project in Ku-ring-gai Flying-fox Reserve commenced, with approval of Ku-ring-gai Council. Read more about this project.

1998 – KBCC was reconstituted as Ku-ring-gai Bat Conservation Society (KBCS) Inc. as an association with a general membership and an elected committee which necessitated the name change. This enabled KBCS to set up its Bat Conservation Gift Fund. The website www.sydneybats.org.au was launched.

Since that time the organisation’s focus has been:

Protecting and restoring habitat in Ku-ring-gai Flying-fox Reserve, jointly with Ku-ring-gai Council. Raising funds for research and habitat restoration Public education to raise awareness of the importance of flying-foxes Advising government on related matters

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Founding Year:

1985

Ended:

Still active

Type of Group:

Society

Primary Focus:

Conservation

Geographic Sphere:

Local

Primary Location:

Australia

Gordon, NSW