Level 2 actions: creation of buffers

Level 2 flying-fox camp management actions involve creating buffers around camps to separate humans and flying-foxes.

The Flying-fox Camp Management Policy outlines a hierarchy of camp management actions based on the principle of using the lowest form of intervention required.

The second level of intervention is the creation of buffers. Actions should be developed as part of a camp management plan; using the camp management plan template (DOC 355KB) and you may need a licence.

In line with the hierarchy of actions, Level 2 management actions should not be undertaken until Level 1 management actions (routine camp management) are complete, and have failed to adequately mitigate the impacts of flying-foxes on local communities.

This page gives more information about creation of buffers and should be read in conjunction with the Flying-fox Camp Management Code of Practice 2018 and Flying-fox Camp Management Policy 2015 (PDF 200KB). Much of this information is taken directly from Management and restoration of flying-fox camps, SEQ Catchments 2012 (PDF 3.4MB).

Read about Level 1 management actions: routine camp management and Level 3 management actions: camp disturbance or dispersal.