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Lake Tegano, Rennell, Solomon Islands. credit -
February 26, 2021

People living near Lake Tegano, the biggest freshwater lake in the southern hemisphere, have expressed fear at the recent unexpected deaths of flying foxes in the area. Reports from the island, which hosts the country’s only bauxite mine and a number of logging operations, say the flying foxes are dying in droves. Richie Paungahenau, who lives at Lake Tegano, confirmed witnessing the dead mammals. “We noticed flying foxes dying and rot on the ground..."

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