White-nose syndrome news

USDA Forest Service extends cave closure in Southern Region (May 21, 2012)

USDA Forest Service Southern Region extends emergency closure of caves and mines on National Forest System Lands through May 21, 2013
 

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Funds White Nose Syndrome Research in Bats

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.
 

USGS National Wildlife Health Center continues WNS Research

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.
 

White-Nose Syndrome Found in Lookout Mountain Cave, Chickamauga and Chattanooga NMP

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park (NPS) has confirmed WNS in Hamilton County, TN.
 

White-Nose Syndrome Observed in Bats at C&O Canal National Historical Park

White-nose syndrome (WNS) was observed in Washington County, Maryland in an abandoned cement mine owned by the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park during March 2012 bat surveys.
 

Service Awards $1.4 Million in Grants for Research and Management of White-nose Syndrome in Bats

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced seven grant awards totaling approximately $1.4 million to continue the investigation of white-nose syndrome (WNS) in bats, and to identify ways to manage it.
 

USFWS announces Request for Proposals (RFP): 2012 WNS Grants to States

The goal of the White-nose Syndrome Grants to States is to provide needed assistance to state agencies in addressing the spread of WNS, the resultant loss of cave bat populations, and the threat to federally listed bat species. We expect up to $950,000 in funds for this program.
 

USFWS announces Request for Proposals (RFP): 2012 WNS Grants to States

The goal of the White-nose Syndrome Grants to States is to provide needed assistance to state agencies in addressing the spread of WNS, the resultant loss of cave bat populations, and the threat to federally listed bat species. We expect up to $950,000 in funds for this program.
 

Missouri confirms WNS in bats

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) recently received confirmation that a deadly disease in bats called “White-Nose Syndrome” (WNS) has been found in three bats from two caves in Lincoln County.