With tag: white_nose_syndrome
Vt. Group Sues To Stop Colorado Caving
A Vermont-based group trying to slow the spread of a fatal bat disease
is suing a federal agency in hopes of blocking a recreational caving
expedition in Colorado.
Feds Will Consider Adding Bats To Endangered List
By Neal Charnoff
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will consider protecting two species of bats that
have been threatened by "white nose syndrome." That's a disease that has quickly spread through many
bat species and killed more than one million animals.
Bats In Your Attic? Be Kind To Them, Please
By Neal Charnoff
State fish and wildlife officials are hoping homeowners will help insure the survival of the once-common little brown bat. Populations of the species have plummeted
in recent years due to a disease known as white-nose syndrome.
Caving In Vermont
By Jane Lindholm
Learn about the beauty spelunkers find in the state's 150 known caves. And, get an update on White Nose Syndrome, the fungus that has been killing the bats that live in these caves. Plus, VPR's Ross Sneyd provides analysis of the week's top political news. And we listen back to to the voices in the news this week.
White Nose Syndrome Affecting NH Bats
Biologists say a winter survey of bats in New Hampshire shows that five of eight species have been affected
by a fatal disease that has spread to bats in at least 11 states.
NH Fish and Game to study bat disease
New Hampshire wildlife officials are raising money to find out if a deadly disease
has reached the state's bat population.
Groups urge Congress to act on bat ailment
More than 60
environmental and other organizations from across the country are urging
Congress to increase funding for research into a disease that is killing bats
in the eastern United States.