White-nose syndrome news

Early Signs of White Nose Syndrome Spreading to Bats

The beginnings of the disease white nose syndrome have been discovered in the little brown bat population in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.

New River Gorge National River: White-Nose Syndrome Confirmed in Park Bats

New River Gorge National River has detected the presence of white-nose syndrome (WNS) in central Fayette County, West Virginia. This winter National Park Service wildlife biologist Mark Graham observed bats flying out of several of the park’s abandoned mine portals in the middle of the day. “It was the wrong time of year and definitely the wrong time of day for healthy bats to be coming out of the mines rather than hibernating,” said Graham.

White-Nose Syndrome Confirmed in Kentucky

Frankfort, KY – The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) have detected the presence of white-nose syndrome (WNS) in Trigg County, in southwest Kentucky.

Michigan Bats Show No Signs of White Nose Syndrome

A survey of 24 known bat wintering sites in Michigan showed no signs of white nose syndrome in bats hibernating there.

New Study Highlights Importance of Ecosystem Services Provided by Bats

Boston University News Release-Thomas H. Kunz, Warren Distinguished Professor and director of Boston University’s Center for Ecology and Conservation Biology, and a team of researchers, including Elizabeth Braun de Torrez, graduate student in BU’s Department of Biology; Dana M. Bauer, assistant professor in BU’s Department of Geography and Environment; Tatyana Lobova, assistant professor in Old Dominion University’s Department of Biology; and Theodore H. Fleming, emeritus professor of biology at the University of Miami and adjunct professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the...

Bats Worth Billions to Agriculture: Pest-Control Services at Risk

Boston University News Release-Thomas Kunz, Warren Distinguished Professor in Boston University’s Department of Biology, has coauthored an analysis published this week in the journal Science that shows how declines of bat populations caused by a new wildlife disease and fatalities at industrial-scale wind turbines could lead to substantial economic losses on the farm.