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The Threat of White Nose Syndrome

White Nose Syndrome Threatens North American Bats
Science News by NewsLook

The US bat population is in crisis. Over the past seven years, as many as 6.7 million North American bats have succumbed to white nose syndrome, an illness caused by an invasive fungus that originated in Europe. Conservationists warn the loss of these vital insect-eating creatures could have a huge, and costly, impact on US agriculture. Photo Credit: U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service – Northeast Region via Flickr.

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6:04AM PDT on Jun 2, 2012

It is very sad, I'm sorry for you little guys!!!

9:41AM PDT on May 6, 2012

Poor bats, always hated and in danger.

2:46PM PDT on Apr 22, 2012

sad, thanks for sharing this and hopefully something can be done

7:12PM PDT on Apr 17, 2012

I've been following this for some time now, it's very sad.

3:13PM PDT on Apr 10, 2012

Man destroying our planet This is a shame, poor bats

10:11AM PDT on Apr 10, 2012

THEY JUST RECENTLY OPEN CAVES NEAR ME THAT WERE CLOSED BECAUSE OF THIS!

10:27PM PDT on Apr 9, 2012

Another indication of the extent our ecosystems are compromised.

We're in BIG trouble.

7:44AM PDT on Apr 9, 2012

yet another creature not cared for enough because it has no voice of its own!!!

5:36AM PDT on Apr 9, 2012

Thanks

7:09PM PDT on Apr 8, 2012

This is a major problem. Finding a cure, or even the cause, for white nose syndrome should be first priority. Protecting bats, and therefore protecting our crops, is as important as any other thing we do for our health and the health of our planet.

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