About White-nose Syndrome
• White-nose Syndrome Response Plan
• Report Unusual Bat Behavior and Deaths Click here to report large numbers of bats found dead or bats exhibiting unusual behavior.
• Description Learn more about WNS and how it affects bats.
• History & Distribution First identified in New York in 2006, WNS has since been identified in nearby states and Canadian provinces.
• Transmission & Development WNS is passed by bat-to-bat contact and may be moved between caves by bats and humans.
• Pathology & Diagnosis WNS causes bats to lose body fat and condition during hibernation.
• Prevention & Control Restricting human access to caves and mines appears to be the best and most practical control strategy at present time.
• Significance WNS is causing unprecedented mortality in bats with over a million bats lost.
• Map of Potential Bat Hibernacula in Michigan
Sites of Interest
• National Park Service (search for white-nose syndrome)
• US Fish and Wildlife Service
• USGS Fort Collins Science Center
• USGS National Wildlife Health Center
• NY State Department of Conservation
• Pennsyvlania Game Commission
• Wildlife Notes on Bats by PA Game Commission
• The National Speleological Society
• Bat Conservation International
• Organization for Bat Conservation
• Posted 4/20/2012: Bat Conservation Scholarship is available to a full time student at ANY Michigan University or ISU Bat Center
• USFWS Current WNS News
• WNS Frequently Asked Questions
• Bats in Michigan
• USFWS Photos of WNS
• USGS NWHC Photos of WNS