Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Thursday, January 19, 2012
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife service recently announced that White Nose Syndrome has killed more than 5.7 million bats in North America. Mylea Bayless, of Bat Conservation International, gives us an update on what’s happening to bat populations and efforts to save them.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
A fungus dubbed white-nose syndrome, first discovered in bat colonies in 2006, is threatening to wipe out nine species of bats across the country. Since first discovered, scientists estimate that over a million bats have died of the disease. If the animals disappear, their main food source, insects, may balloon to troubling proportions, destroying crops and spreading disease. To tell us more on this story of bats' struggle for survival is Ed Jahn of Oregon Public Broadcasting.
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.