White-nose syndrome news

Oklahoma removed from list of suspected bat fungus areas

May 6, 2014 A service of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation OKLAHOMA REMOVED FROM LIST OF SUSPECTED BAT FUNGUS AREAS After re-examining an Oklahoma bat specimen originally tested in 2010, scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey National Wildlife Health Center have dropped Oklahoma from the list of areas where White-Nose Syndrome in bats has been suspected or confirmed. The scientists have also removed the Cave Myotis (Myotis velifer) from the list of bat species that have tested positive for the fungus (Pseudogymnoascus destructans) that has been associated...
 

Bat-Killing Fungus Continues its Spread in North Carolina

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - White-nose syndrome (WNS), a fungal disease that has killed millions of bats in the eastern United States, continues its deadly toll on North Carolina bat populations.
 

Disease attacking bats on the move April 24, 2014 (AP story and video)

MAMMOTH CAVE, Ky. (AP) — A sign posted at Mammoth Cave National Park in south-central Kentucky lets visitors know if they tour the largest known cave system in the world, they will have to walk on bio-security mats immediately afterward. Shoes must be scrubbed to help contain the spread of a disease that has killed more than 6 million cave-dwelling bats in the United States.
 

White-nose syndrome confirmed in bats in Michigan

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and a consortium of partners announced today that the fungus known to cause significant rates of illness and death in North American bats has been detected for the first time within the state's borders. White-nose syndrome (WNS) has been found in three Michigan counties: Alpena, Dickinson and Mackinac.
 

Deadly bat disease detected in single Wisconsin site

MADISON - White-nose syndrome, a bat disease that has spread to 23 states and killed up to 5 million bats since 2006, has been confirmed in Wisconsin, state natural resources officials announced today.
 

Survey shows bats still being devastated by disease: Bats disappearing from NH hibernation spots

CONCORD, N.H. —Wildlife officials said recent surveys of bats in New Hampshire show the animals are still being devastated by a fungal infection.
 

Bat-Killing Fungus Spreads In Georgia

Georgia DNR and partners talk with Atlanta NPR about the latest site in the state to fall victim to white-nose syndrome.
 

Everything animals: White-Nose Syndrome

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. - White Nose Syndrome has caused the Vermont bat population to shrink. Now the Fish and Wildlife Department is racing to save the winged creatures.
 

RFP for research on spring and fall migration of Indiana and northern long-eared bats

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced funding available to investigate spring and fall migration patterns of Indiana bats and/or northern long-eared bats. Proposals are due April 11, 2014. See link for more information.
 

White-nose syndrome films to be shown March 27th at D.C. film festival!

The Race to Save Pennsylvania's Bats, an Emmy-award documentary produced by public television station WQED, and The Battle for Bats:Surviving White-Nose Syndrome, produced in partnership with the USDA Forest Service, Ravenswood Media, Inc. and the National WNS Communications and Outreach Working Group will be shown in Washington, D.C. March 27th at 7:00 p.m. See flyer for more information.
 

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