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FUNGUS THREATENS EXISTENCE OF THREE NORTH AMERICAN BAT SPECIES

White-nose syndrome has killed over 90% of northern long-eared, little brown, and tricolored bat populations in North America in less than a decade, according to a study published this April in Conservation Biology.

Findings from the study, titled “The scope and severity of white-nose syndrome on hibernating bats in North America,” are the most comprehensive dataset on North American bat populations to date, with data from over 200 locations in 27 states and two Canadian provinces.

The data were compiled