Conservationists open court battle against companies threatening fruit bats in Zambia

Zambian conservationists are seeking a high court injunction to save a wildlife haven which Sir David Attenborough has described as "the largest fruit-bat roost on Earth".

Ten million African fruit bats fly annually from the Democratic Republic of Congo to a swamp in Zambia's Kasanka National Park, blotting out the sky in what is thought to be the largest annual migration of mammals.

The 2021 migration has just ended. But the charity that manages the park fears that by next year, nearby forests full of fruit on which the fruit bats feast will have been heavily cut after more than 12,000 acres were allegedly handed over or sold to two private companies.

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Source: The Telegraph - UK