According to the USGS, White-nose syndrome (WNS) is an emergent fungal disease of hibernating bats that has spread from the northeastern to the central United States at an alarming rate. Since the winter of 2007-2008, millions of insect-eating bats in 31 states and five Canadian provinces (as of September 2017) have died from this devastating disease.
Bat Conservation International Director of Communication and Public Engagement, Micaela Jemison joined me in this Apr. 2017 interview to discuss WNS, general information about bats and the work of Bat Conservation International.
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