Tag: northern long-eared bat

December 5, 2022

Northern long-eared bat reclassified as endangered under ESA

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently strengthened Endangered Species Act protections for the northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis), upgrading the species from a threatened to endangered status. The species,...

October 7, 2022

Their numbers dwindling, two at-risk bat species coexist

Indiana bats and northern long-eared bats coexist in central Indiana, but the populations of these two imperiled species are falling. To better protect them, researchers wanted to understand how they...

December 13, 2021

Which North American bats are most impacted by WNS?

Research on bat populations in North America reveals how much they are declining in areas impacted by white-nose syndrome. The fungal disease has destroyed entire populations of bats in the...

October 18, 2021

WNS takes a toll on West Virginia bat populations

Populations of several bat species plummeted in West Virginia due to the spread of the deadly white-nose syndrome over the past decade, according to long-term surveys. White-nose syndrome has decimated...

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...

April 8, 2015

Northern Long-Eared Bat Listed As Threatened Species

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) published final and interim rules regarding the status determination of the northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis) on April 1st. The final rule lists...