Affecting nine species of bats in nineteen states.
Nearly 100% mortality at some sites.
White-nose Syndrome (WNS) spreads farther each year, with dire consequences for North American bats. Scientists are predicting regional extinctions of the little brown bat in the northeastern United States by 2026 because of this disease. Critical hibernation sites of endangered Indiana, gray, and Virginia big-eared bats are at risk. Twenty-five of the United States’ 47 bats species hibernate in caves and mines and could be affected by WNS.
WNS is decimating bat populations, and we need your help to stop it. Please ask President Obama to include WNS funding in his Fiscal Year 2013 budget.