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Information for Cavers
The caving community has a strong conservation ethic and has provided long-time support of bat conservation. We request that cavers observe all cave closures and advisories and refrain from caving in WNS-affected states and adjoining states at any time. We also recommend refraining from caving anywhere during bat hibernation to minimize disturbance to bats.
In March 2016, white-nose syndrome (WNS) was confirmed in the state of Washington in a little brown bat from King County – the first recorded occurrence of this devastating bat disease in western North America.
November 12, 2015
Contact: Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Mike Fritz 402-471-5419
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Catherine Hibbard 413-253-8569
LINCOLN – The fungus known to cause white-nose syndrome (WNS) in hibernating bats, a disease that has decimated bat populations in the United States and Canada, was recently discovered for the first time in Nebraska.