Many people think of bats as destructive animals or pests. This stigma affects bat populations even today. However, nocturnal animals play an important role in human ecology and economy. Bats are also very important for the pollination of durian. This pollination also protects local ecosystems and biodiversity, one of which is in the tropical rainforest of Petungkriyono, Pekalongan Regency, Central Java.
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