Media & Education
News Room

Volume 8, Issue 1, Spring 1990

A last look. 1990



THE MAGNIFICENT MARIANAS FRUIT BAT (Pteropus mariannus) has been hunted almost to extinction on many of the Marianas Islands. Today, only a small population of between 500 and 600 of these bats survives on Guam, and a second species (P. tokudae) endemic to the island, has recently become extinct. This colony, the last on the island of Guam, is now protected under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.

All articles in this issue:

Sorry, no PDF available.

Stay up to date with BCI

Sign up and receive timely bat updates

BCI relies on the support of our amazing members around the world.

Our mission is to conserve the world’s bats and their ecosystems to ensure a healthy planet.

Please join us or donate so our work can continue.