Because the Livingstone's flying fox's small population is restricted to such a limited range, the species is susceptible to single threatening processes, like cyclones, that could rapidly affect its entire range.
Because of their thermal sensitivity, Livingstone's flying foxes roost near rivers and other humid environments, but the loss of forests has resulted in the drying of nearly all rivers on Anjouan...
Livingstone's flying foxes prefer to roost and forage in emergent trees, primarily on steep-sided valleys with southeast facing slopes, near ridge tops and in areas generally associated with dense natural vegetation.
The Livingstone's flying fox is "Critically Endangered" due to serious population decline and an 80% habitat loss over the past 3 generations, caused by deforestation, construction, and agriculture.
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