With some of the largest and biologically richest tracts of tropical forest remaining on the planet, Papua New Guinea is today at a critical juncture in its history, as pressure mounts on the nation to exploit its natural treasures.
The bats, whose role as pollinators, seed dispersers and insect predators is of enormous importance in maintaining the health of tropical forest ecosystems, have been far less thoroughly studied and are poorly understood in comparison with other elements of the Papuan fauna such as the birdwing butterflies and the birds of paradise.
The Field Guide is illustrated with 24 beautiful color plates by Fiona Reid and numerous black and white illustrations.
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