The Threat of White Nose Syndrome

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.

White Nose Syndrome Threatens North American Bats
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38 comments

Mercedes P.
Mercedes P.3 years ago

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

Valentina R.
Valentina R.4 years ago

Poor bats, always hated and in danger.

Carmen S.
Carmen S.4 years ago

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

Mitchell D.
Mitchell D.4 years ago

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

Cynthia Blais
cynthia b.4 years ago

Man destroying our planet This is a shame, poor bats

Sandi C.
Sandi C.4 years ago

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

Lynn C.
Lynn C.4 years ago

Another indication of the extent our ecosystems are compromised.

We're in BIG trouble.

Helen Buchanan
Helen Buchanan4 years ago

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

Christine C.
Christine C.4 years ago

Thanks

Sheila D.
Sheila D.4 years ago

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.