White-nose syndrome news

Bat Disease, White-Nose Syndrome, Confirmed in Maine

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has received confirmation that white-nose syndrome, a disease that has killed more than one million bats in eastern North America, now is in Maine. Until this year, Maine appeared to be insulated from white-nose syndrome while states and provinces outside its borders were not. However, during surveys conducted by MDIF&W biologists this spring, bats at two sites in Oxford County displayed visible signs of white-nose syndrome fungus on their wings and muzzles. Carcasses collected from one of the sites were sent to the U.S. Geological...
 

Bat Disease, White-Nose Syndrome, Confirmed in Maine; Not Harmful to Humans, but Deadly to Bats

AUGUSTA, Maine – The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has received confirmation that white-nose syndrome, a disease that has killed more than one million bats in eastern North America, now is in Maine
 

Fish and Wildlife Service Unveils National Plan to Combat White Nose Syndrome in Bats

The Department of the Interior’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today unveiled a national management plan to address the threat posed by white-nose syndrome, which has killed more than a million hibernating bats in eastern North America since it was discovered near Albany, New York in 2006.
 

Fish and Wildlife Service Unveils National Plan to Combat Deadly White-Nose Syndrome in Bats

WASHINGTON -- The Department of the Interior’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today unveiled a national management plan to address the threat posed by white-nose syndrome, which has killed more than a million hibernating bats in eastern North America since it was discovered near Albany, New York in 2006.
 

Forest Service Considering Restrictions for Northern Region Caves

Due to the westward spread of white-nose syndrome among bats, Regional Forester Leslie Weldon is considering potential restrictions for caves and abandoned mines on National Forests and National Grasslands in the Northern Region of the U.S. Forest Service.
 

Forest Service Considering Restrictions for Northern Region Caves

MISSOULA, Mont. – Due to the westward spread of white-nose syndrome among bats, Regional Forester Leslie Weldon is considering potential restrictions for caves and abandoned mines on National Forests and National Grasslands in the Northern Region of the U.S. Forest Service. The Northern Region encompasses North Dakota, Montana, north Idaho, and northwest South Dakota.
 

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.