About White-nose Syndrome
- Map of White-nose Syndrome (WNS) Occurrence by County/District
- 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.
WNS is causing unprecedented mortality in bats with over 5 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
- Pennsylvania Game Commission
- Wildlife Notes on Bats by PA Game Commission
- The National Speleological Society
- Bat Conservation International
- Organization for Bat Conservation