North America's Response to the Devastating Bat Disease
White-nose Syndrome.org website was developed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in collaboration with its many partners. Whether you recently heard about white-nose syndrome (WNS) and want to learn more, or you are already knowledgeable and just want to stay up to date on the latest WNS developments, you will find this site to be useful.
|WNS Map updated March 30, 2012|
In addition to information about WNS, the site provides information about bats and why they are important and should be protected. Some of this information has been selected and brought together into sections specific to the interests of students and educators, and cavers. Lastly, for those who are familiar with the disease, the site offers current news and regularly updated maps following the spread of the diseae.
Type of Available Information
- White-nose Syndrome News
- White-nose Syndrome Maps
- Information for Cavers
- White-Nose Syndrome National Plan
- USFWS White-nose Syndrome Fact Sheet
USGS Public Lecture Series
Bat White-nose Syndrome: There is a New Fungus Among Us
USGS Public Lecture Series: Science in Action, Dr. David Blehert, a microbiologist from the USGS National Wildlife Health Center discusses the emergent disease, white-nose syndrome, and the profound impacts it may have in the 21st century. The video recording of this lecture is about 45 minutes in length.
Other WNS Resources
National Wildlife Health Center – WNS Web Page
- Collection of White-Nose Syndrome Journal Articles
- Past Wildlife Disease News Digest Post - July 2008 Subcommittee Hearing: Why We Should Care About Bats: Devastating Impact White-Nose Syndrome is Having on One of Nature’s Best Pest Controllers
What Other Essential WNS Resources Should Every Wildlife Professional Know About?
Do you know of an invaluable WNS resource (e.g. manual, website, map or image gallery) that every wildlife professional should be aware of? Send the title and a link (if available) of this indispensable resource to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will share it with your colleagues on the Digest.