White-nose syndrome news

Review Finds Endangered Species Protection May Be Warranted for Two Bat Species

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) today announced the eastern small-footed and northern long-eared bats may warrant federal protection as threatened or endangered species, following an initial review of a petition seeking to protect the species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

Kurta to Spend Next Four Years Underground

An award of $122,822 from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Division, is enabling Allen Kurta of Biology to continue for another four years his surveys on bats in the numerous abandoned underground copper and iron mines and caves in northern Michigan, primarily the Upper Peninsula.