Conservation Status

The IUCN Red List ranks seven species as Critically Endangered, three species as Endangered, 16 species as Vulnerable, three species as Lower Risk/Near Threatened, two species as Data Deficient, and five species as Extinct.

A spectacled flying fox (Pteropus conspicillatus) roosting on tree branch in Queensland, Australia. (Photo by Animals Animals ┬ęSteven David Miller. Reproduced by permission.)
A Madagascar flying fox (Pteropus rufus) hanging from a branch in Berenty, Madagascar. (Photo by Nigel J. Dennis/Photo Researchers, Inc. Reproduced by permission.)

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