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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 White-Nose Syndrome A coordinated response to the devastating bat disease. 55.22% Myotis myotis 25.00% Myotis daubentonii 21.73% Myotis nilssonii 17.64% Myotis barbastellus 16.00% Myotis daubentonii -White-nose Syndrome (WNS) causes very high mortality (up to 100%) in bat colonies during hibernation.-Bat population in northeastern US have dropped approximately 80% as a result of WNS.- WNS has killed 5.7-6.7 billion North American bats. We need to find a way to kill this virus because bats are vital to the environment and economy. Each bat will eat thousands insects every day, this provides enormous benefits to our crops, forests and us. Every year bats provide billions of dollars in insect control and they also pollinate many flowering plants, and spread seeds far and wide. -Two of the most susceptible bats species are the little brown bat and the northern long-eared bat. -You can help by reporting bat sightings, especially in the winter to either the Canadian Wildlife Health cooperative office ((902)-628-431 4) or PEI Fish and Wildlife ((902)-368-6450). By promoting safe removal of bats from buildings, installing bat houses, and encouraging the federal Government to list affected species as endangered. ( WNS in north America ) -A bat colony in New York State was experiencing significant mortality rates during winter months due to a mysterious illness in 2006, it was eventually discovered that is was White Nose Syndrome, which is caused by the fungus called Pseudogymnoascus destructans, which originated in Europe. Bats hibernate close together in large groups during the winter months in protective areas called Hibernaculums, WNS spreads fast in these areas due to a lot of physical contact.
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