Streams

White-Nose Syndrome Worsening

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Nina Fascione, Executive Director of Bat Conservation International, discusses new research that predicts regional extinctions of one of the most common bat species, the little brown myotis, within two decades due to White-Nose Syndrome. She’ll explain what White-Nose Syndrome is, the recent study, and efforts being made to save the species.

 

 

 

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Nina Fascione
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Comments [3]

Alice from Putnam County

I work in my county's rabies program and we've seen a dramatic decrease "bat-in-the-house" complaints. This is a side effect of WNS. Although I'm glad people don't have to receive rabies post exposure prophylaxis, I'd rather have the bats. Thank you Leonard for reporting on WNS and treating bats as an important part of our local ecology.

Aug. 18 2010 08:58 PM
Deborah from NYC

Another definite downside of our globalization, along with the invasive plants, beetles, carp, and pythons that are causing rapid damage to ecosystems.

Aug. 18 2010 12:58 PM
Bill

would placing "bat boxes" in our back yards provide an alternate to cold caves for bats to live in, therefore slowing the transmission of the disease?

Aug. 18 2010 12:39 PM

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