Tag: Bats

A little brown bat
July 30, 2015

Natural Yeast Byproduct Inhibits White-Nose Syndrome

Researchers may have found a natural way to treat white-nose syndrome in bats, according to a new study. In a paper published in the journal Mycopathologia, researchers report that a...

Florida bonneted bat
July 2, 2015

Video: Citizen Scientists Help Educate About Endangered Bat

Kirsten Bohn had just moved to Miami to begin working as an assistant research professor at Florida International University. It had been a few days after she had settled into...

Manitoba bats
July 1, 2015

Manitoba Doubles Up on Protection for Bats

Manitoba has recently added several new species to its at-risk watch list. Both the little brown bat and the northern long-eared bat have been listed as “endangered” in the province,...

Hoary bat
June 25, 2015

Researchers Trace Hawaiian Hoary Bat Origins

A new discovery related to Hawaii’s only living native land mammal might mean some revisions regarding how it’s protected under the Endangered Species Act. In a recent study published in...

June 10, 2015

Collaborative Bat Monitoring Study Launched

The United States Forest Service recently published plans for a new program to monitor bat populations across North America and determine the effects of ongoing threats such as habitat loss,...

May 26, 2015

First Bats Treated for White-Nose Syndrome Released

The story has the markings of the old Disney fairy tale when the charming prince wakes Princess Aurora from a magically induced coma after she pricks her finger on the spindle...

Brown bat
May 14, 2015

Enzyme in Bat Fungus Damages Tissue: Study

Scientists have unearthed a new clue to help explain white-nose syndrome — an emerging disease that has caused 6 million bat deaths in North America in less than a decade....

May 6, 2015

International Bat Pact to Help Coordinate Conservation

The U.S., Canada, and Mexico signed a formal agreement to coordinate efforts to protect migratory bats as part of the annual meeting of the Trilateral Committee for Wildlife and Ecosystem...

April 9, 2015

Natural Bat Bacteria Could Provide Cure for Killer Fungus

A naturally occurring bacteria found on some bats could be the key to fighting a deadly fungal disease affecting the flying mammals around the world. “What’s promising is that the...