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Christmas Island Pipistrelle bat day

The very last Xmas island Pipistrelle bat was heard on 25 August 2009 with no further ‘sightings’ (hearings) despite intensive efforts to locate the species. http://www.perditaphillips.com/the-very-last-christmas-island-pipistrelle-bat/ A tribute to an incomprehensible inability to act.

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The last passenger pigeon

The last passenger pigeon the world will ever know died on September 1, 1914

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The very last Christmas island Pipistrelle bat

The very last Xmas island Pipistrelle bat was heard on 25 August 2009 with no further ‘sightings’ (hearings) despite intensive efforts to locate the species. At 3 g it was/is the smallest bat in Australia. Writing in January 2009 Dr Lindy Lumsden noted: “Surveys undertaken in the mid-1980s found it to be common and widespread […]

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The last passenger pigeon

  The last passenger pigeon the world will ever know died on September 1, 1914

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