The war on white-nose syndrome: Refuge uses bunkers to fight bat disease
Biologists from across the Northeast are working tirelessly to find a way to keep white-nose syndrome from killing millions of bats.
The disease, caused by a fungus that appears on the face and other areas, affects hibernating bats.
Early detection methods using DNA analysis are some of the latest strides researchers have made to control the disease. Learn more from an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Meanwhile, up in northern Maine, Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge experimented with using former cold war bunkers as safe artificial hibernacula. Read Assistant Refuge Manager Steve Agius’ blog about the project.
For more information about white-nose syndrome, visit http://whitenosesyndrome.org