White-nose syndrome news

White-nose syndrome found in tour routes of Mammoth Cave

Date: February 24, 2014 Contact: Vickie Carson, 270-758-2192 (MAMMOTH CAVE, Ky., February 24, 2014) White-Nose Syndrome (WNS), a disease that is deadly to bats, has been found to be present along the toured passageways of Mammoth Cave. Park staff discovered WNS in remote sections of Mammoth Cave last year, including colonial hibernacula. WNS was first detected in New York State in 2006 and has killed millions of cave-dwelling bats in eastern North America. As the disease progresses, bats become active during months when they would normally be in hibernation. Mortality rates of...

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces requests for proposals for white-nose syndrome research

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is pleased to announce the availability of new research funding to investigate issues related directly to the management of white-nose syndrome (WNS). This opportunity is open to non-governmental, university, and private researchers, as well as State, Federal, and Tribal agency personnel.

Identifying Bats By Sound Following White-Nose Syndrome, Acoustic Method Best for Sampling Bats

BLACKSBURG, VA. – Recording bats' echolocation "calls" is the most efficient and least intrusive way of identifying different species of bats in a given area, providing insight into some populations that have been decimated by white-nose syndrome.This new research by scientists from Virginia Tech, the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Army is published in the Journal of Ecology and the Natural Environment.

BCI and Tennessee Chapter of TNC announce request for proposals for white-nose syndrome research

Bat Conservation International and the Tennessee Chapter of The Nature Conservancy are requesting proposals for white-nose syndrome research. Grants of up to $50,000 are available for high-priority research projects. See attachment for more information.

BCI and Tennessee Chapter of TNC announce request for proposals for white-nose syndrome research

Bat Conservation International and the Tennessee Chapter of The Nature Conservancy are requesting proposals for white-nose syndrome research. Grants of up to $50,000 are available for high-priority research projects. See attachment for more information.

Vermont Public Television - Outdoor Journal, Bat Research Segment

Vermont biologists study the impact of white-nose syndrome on bats.

Caves Remain Closed to Protect Bats in Ozark-St. Francis National Forests (Jan. 30, 2014)

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. —In the wake of the Arkansas Game...