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Helping to Stop the Spread of White Nose Sundrome
| November 11, 2014
This Halloween, WCS Scientist Cori Lausen explains the impact of the devastating White Nose Syndrome on bats in North America. White Nose Syndrome has not yet spread to Western Canada and Dr. Lausen is studying those populations to try to mitigate the spread of the disease.
Dr. Lausen explains the urgency, as we race against the spread of the disease into Western Canada:
"We know surprisingly little about what our bats do in the winter. Part of the urgency right now is to figure out where they're going in the winter... It's a little bit like finding a needle in a haystack. We've got so much ground to cover."
Bats nearly wiped out by White Nose Syndrome in Eastern Canada
, by Dene Moore, CBC, October 27, 2014
Biologists find endangered bats in B.C's Flathead
, by Colette Derworiz, Calgary Herald, October 27 2014
Photo credits: Banner | William Halliday © WCS Canada