April 14, 2016
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.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens March 25 and you can help bats by asking your local theater to run a public service announcement right before the show. Here's a script to help you pitch the idea.
My name is __________. I live in ___________ and I love going to the movies at your theater.
I wanted to get in touch with you about the upcoming release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
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.
The Service’s cave advisory has recommendations to limit the possible spread of white-nose syndrome by human activity:
- A voluntary moratorium on caving in states with confirmed WNS and all adjoining states; Nationally, in states not WNS-affected or adjoining states, use clothing and gear that has never been in caves in WNS-affected or adjoining states; State and federal conservation agencies should evaluate scientific activities for their potential to spread WNS; and Nationally, researchers should use clothing and gear that has never been in caves in a WNS-affected or adjoining state.
- This also applies to mines used by cavers.