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Dwindling flying fox numbers, dying durian market


PETALING JAYA: Flying foxes are disappearing from our forests and according to a team of researchers, this could be devastating to the multimillion-ringgit durian industry.

Flying fox specialist Dr Sheema Abdul Aziz (pix, below) said her team's research showed that the giant fruit bats, known as "keluang" in Malay, are major pollinators of durian trees.

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