Breaking News

Millions of Bats Infected with White Nose Syndrome
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

It has been estimated by scientists that close to 5.7 million bats in the United States and Canada have been killed by white nose syndrome, according to scientists studying the problem.

A fungus causes the white nose. It causes the bats to wake up from their winter hibernation and then die after they take flight into the cold air while searching for insects in a doomed effort.

  
What
Where


The problem was first found in a cave west of Albany in 2006. United States federal authorities say that infected bats have been discovered in 16 states ranging from the Northeast to the South and as far west as Kentucky and Indiana.

Four Canadian provinces have also said there have been bats found in their regions.

The severity of the threat to bats is evidenced by the new estimate of infected bats, according to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




The United States Fish and Wildlife Service has called for a moratorium on caving activities in the affected regions of the country and has also suggested to those who walk into caves should have their clothes and shoes and equipment destroyed or at least decontaminated when their expedition is complete so they can end the spread of the problem.





 

Interesting Legal Sites You May Like


BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Mid-level Tax Associate Attorney

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Los Angeles office of an AmLaw firm seeks mid-level tax associate attorney with 3-5 years of experie...

Apply Now

Real Estate/Transactional Attorney

USA-PA-Camp Hill

Camp Hill office of our client seeks real estate/transactional attorney with experience. The candida...

Apply Now

Corporate Attorney

USA-WY-Laramie

Laramie office of our client seeks corporate attorney with 2+ years of experience.

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Associate Attorney

USA-CA-Novato

Attorneys helping people........Brayton Purcell LLP is an extremely busy plaintiff\'s litigation pra...

Apply now

Casualty Attorney II

USA-CA-Irvine

Kuluva, Armijo & Garcia is seeking an experienced and skilled California litigator for the position ...

Apply now

Legal Assistant / Paralegal

USA-FL-Tavares

Tavares boutique and growing law firm is looking for a full-time legal assistant / paralegal to work...

Apply now

Litigation Associate Attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

Andrus Anderson LLP is a plaintiffs’ firm in San Francisco looking for a full-time associate w...

Apply now

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top