White Nose Syndrome


Mon January 30, 2012

Parks and Wildlife Asks for Help Monitoring CO Bat Population

For the second year in a row, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials have created a hotline the public can use to report unusual activity within the state’s bat population.

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Thu October 27, 2011

USGS Identifies White Nose Syndrome Culprit

Greg Turner, PA Game Commission

A new article in the journal Nature identifies the fungus responsible for White Nose Syndrome, a disease that’s killed more than 1 million bats on the East Coast and is sweeping across the country.

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Thu July 7, 2011

Environmental Group Sues BLM Over Caving Permits

This bat is affected by White Nose Syndrome, a deadly virus that has killed more than 1 million on the East Coast.
Greg Turner/Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources

Attitudes about how best to protect Colorado bats from the spread of a deadly fungus is sparking debate and litigation. On Wednesday, the nonprofit Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management. The issue stems from permits the agency plans to issue to recreational cavers during a national convention later this month in Glenwood Springs.

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Wed June 15, 2011

U.S. Forest Service Grants Limited Access to Cavers in Colorado

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

As a deadly bat fungus continues to spread west, U.S. Forest Service officials in Colorado say they’re granting a limited exemption to cavers during an upcoming convention in July. The move signals cooperation between the U.S. Forest Service and recreationalists as North American bats face one of the deadliest diseases in recent memory.

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Wed February 9, 2011

As Deadly Bat Disease Spreads, Advocates Call for More Western Cave Closures

White Nose Syndrome has devastated bat populations across the Northeast.
PA Game Commission

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says a deadly fungus affecting bats on the East Coast has spread to North Carolina. And that’s reinforcement for some advocacy groups who say the federal government isn’t doing enough to stop the disease’s spread to the West.

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