“These bats have been around for some 50 million years and have been able to adapt very well to their natural conditions. And in a very short span under our watch, they are disappearing from our forests and ecosystems.”
- Scott Darling, Vermont Wildlife BiologistMarch 25, 2010 Louisville, Kentucky - A week ago in Louisville, Kentucky, the federal Fish and Wildlife Service held a meeting with federal and state biologists March 15-19, to work on a national implementation plan for white-nose syndrome that continues to kill hibernating bats in huge numbers. In some bat hibernation sites this winter, 99% of the bats are dead! One site is the Graphite Mine in New York’s Adirondacks. This once had the largest count of Little Brown Bats in North America – about 200,000 animals. But recently, the count is down to only 2,000.
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