The Transylvania Times -

Service Provides $1 Million To Combat Bat-Killing Disease


September 17, 2018

White nose syndrome grows on bats noses while they sleep, which forces them to wake up and use precious energy to clean it off. The bats eventually die from dehydration. (Courtesy Photo)

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is providing much needed support in the fight against the bat-killing fungal disease white-nose syndrome (WNS) through an additional $1 million in grants to 39 states and the District of Columbia. WNS has killed millions of North American bats in recent years, decimating many populations and putting several species at additional risk of extinction.

Bats are crucial to our nation's farmers and foresters, helping control pest insects such as beetles and locusts, and significantly reducing the amount of toxic pesticides that would otherwise be needed. Studie...

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