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Smoky Mountain National Park closes hiking area to protect bats

From the Asheville Citizen-Times

A devastating decline in the Smokies bat population is forcing the closure of a popular hiking area to help protect bats and humans, park managers say. 1,306 more words

News

Great Smoky Mountains National Park seeks to protect bat populations by limiting seasonal access to hibernation area

Monitoring to help inform conservation plan

Staff Report

RISCO — The National Park Service hopes to protect bat populations in Great Smoky Mountains National Park with a winter closure to limit human disturbance to bat hibernacula and help hikers avoid interactions with bats. 597 more words

Environment

Concerns Over Missile Defence Site Encroaching on Endangered Bat Habitat Addressed

Friday 29th August, 2014

By Victoria Gaskell

A meeting Thursday at the Wilna Town Hall began discussions between Fort Drum officials and surrounding community members on a possible missile defence site proposed to be in likely endangered bat habitat. 429 more words

Fort Drum

Successful Bat Blitz Held at Redstone Arsenal

Alabama Bat Working Group Bat Blitz
Redstone Arsenal, AL
August 12-14, 2014.

The following paragraph, with minor edits, was provided by Shannon Allen, Ecologist and Certified Wildlife Biologist, U.S. 382 more words

White-nose Syndrome

White Nose Syndrome is killing millions of American bats - petition for listing Northern long-eared bats as endangered species

Seven species of  North American bats (including two endangered species, named below in red) have been directly affected by a fatal fungal infection called White Nose Syndrome according to The Center For Biological Diversity.  263 more words

Conservation

Cave closures are helping to protect Alberta’s more ‘bat-brained’ residents

For most people, picturing Alberta brings to mind majestic mountains and rolling plains – caves aren’t high up on the list. But we’ve got lots of them – and the wildlife populations that go with them. 517 more words

Wildlife