The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has confirmed the presence of white-nose syndrome in federally listed endangered gray bats (Myotis grisecens) in Hawkins and Montgomery counties in Tennessee.
White-nose syndrome news
posted May 29, 2012
Source: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
posted May 23, 2012
USDA Forest Service Southern Region extends emergency closure of caves and mines on National Forest System Lands through May 21, 2013
Source: U.S. Forest Service
posted May 18, 2012
NEW YORK - May 18, 2012 - EcoHealth Alliance, a nonprofit organization that focuses on local conservation and global health issues, and USGS - National Wildlife Health Center announced the award of a grant received from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to research environmental factors that contribute to the increase and spread of white-nose syndrome in U.S. bat species.
Source: Ecohealth Alliance
posted May 14, 2012
New research on white-nose syndrome (WNS) in bats will investigate environmental conditions in caves and mines used by hibernating bats. The research will focus on the fungus Geomyces destructans, which causes the fatal disease.
posted May 2, 2012
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park (NPS) has confirmed WNS in Hamilton County, TN.
Source: National Park Service