White-nose syndrome news

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.
 

Vermont biologists continue in race against time to save bats

Read this article about Vermont biologists' work on white-nose syndrome, including teaming up with biologists from New York State and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Awards $1.4 Million in Grants for Work on Deadly Bat Disease: $2 Million Available in Second Round

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today grant awards totaling $ 1.4 million for nine projects addressing federal research and response to white-nose syndrome (WNS), a disease that affects hibernating bats. See press release attached below. 2014 White-Nose Syndrome Grant Recipients, Round 1   1.      Implementation and Summer Pilot of the North American Bat Monitoring Program (NABat) Laura Ellison, U.S. Geological Survey - Fort Collins (Colorado) Science Center; Susan Loeb; Kevin Castle and Rita Dixon (Idaho) $200,638   2.  ...
 

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.
 

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