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The Race To Save Pennsylvania's Bats

January 23, 2012

Bats provide invaluable free pest control for our planet-- but now a deadly fungus is sweeping across the country and experts say it is North America's most devastating wildlife disease in history. It's called White Nose Syndrome and it has a nearly 100% mortality rate when it hits hibernating cave bats. The Race to Save Pennsylvania's Bats follows the biologists battling this deadly disease as it is spreading across our state and wiping out our bat population.


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Bats provide invaluable free pest control for our planet-- but now a deadly fungus is sweeping across the country and experts say it is North America's most devastating wildlife disease in history. It's called White Nose Syndrome and it has a nearly 100% mortality rate when it hits hibernating cave bats. The Race to Save Pennsylvania's Bats follows the biologists battling this deadly disease as it is spreading across our state and wiping out our bat population.


Related Links

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service White Nose Syndrome

Learn about mandatory cave and mine closings to slow the spread of WNS

The public can join the battle against WNS. Learn more at: Bat Conservation and Management, Inc.

Bat Conservation International

Learn more about protecting bat habitats: The Nature Conservancy

 


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