Some bat populations have had their numbers reduced by as much as 90 per cent.
Bats have important roles to play in ecosystems, but their populations have been declining due to disease and habitat change.
A big brown bat and a little brown bat hibernating in an abandoned mine in Ontario.
White-nose syndrome has wiped out millions of bats in North America, pushing researchers to look at alternative roosts like bat boxes. But the U.S. bat box designs may not suit Canadian bats.
Dr. Winifred Frick examines a bat for white-nose syndrome.
Researchers are puzzled by a fungus that is killing millions of bats.
Three North American little brown bats with signs of white-nose syndrome, which is virtually certain to hit Australian bats without further action.
It’s been a deadly summer for Australia’s wildlife. But beyond the fires, we need to act now to protect bats – which make up a quarter of Australian mammal species – from a silent overseas killer.
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They kill thousands of animals and people every year by spreading rabies. New research findings could solve the problem.
Little brown bat found in western Washington in March 2016. The fungus damaged the bat’s wings, making it unable to fly.
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More bad news for America’s beleaguered bats as white nose syndrome spreads to the West Coast. A wildlife biologist explains why this change has the bat community so worried.
Tri colored bat with white-nose syndrome.
It’s been roughly eight years since white-nose syndrome (WNS) was first documented decimating bat populations in upstate New York. The disease is caused by the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans which…