A devastating bat killing disease that’s crippled bat populations in eastern parts of North America could threaten bat species in B.C., and wildlife officials are now asking for the public’s help. 336 more words
Tags » White Nose Syndrome
Amanda Bevan is busy and for her, that’s a good thing.
As the Organization for Bat Conservation’s Urban Bat Project Leader, Bevan educates city folks about the importance of bats, and if she’s busy, it means people are aware of the decline of bats due to white nose syndrome (WNS) disease and want to help. 649 more words
Michelle Verant discusses new research around the early detection and management of white-nose syndrome. The full article, Determinants of Pseudogymnoascus destructans within bat hibernacula: implications for surveillance and management of white-nose syndrome… 644 more words
Diptheria – Bangladesh
In a follow-up, the number of suspected diphtheria cases in the outbreak primarily affecting displaced Rohingya population is shooting through the roof with the latest numbers released last week showing a total of 2,526 cases suspected with diphtheria, including 27 deaths. 138 more words
One of the first hints that yet another fungal disease that could devastate wildlife was emerging in the United States came in 2006 with a report that an isolated winter den of timber rattlesnakes in New Hampshire had suffered a population crash. 130 more words