BAT WHITE NOSE SYNDROME Web links

BAT WHITE NOSE SYNDROME
Web links
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BAT WHITE NOSE SYNDROME WEB LINKS
Below are Canadian and international bat and white-nose syndrome web links. These links, starting with
Federal links and then sorted by province from east to west, provide information on bats and white-nose
syndrome. Details on how you can help bats, and whom to contact in your province when finding bats, are
also provided in these links.
CANADIAN LINKS
SARA Registry White-nose syndrome
The Government of Canada has added three species of bats to the List of Wildlife Species at Risk in Canada
as Endangered due to the threat of White-nose Syndrome. This page provides information for Canadians on
the Emergency Listing Order, the disease threatening the bats, the requirements of SARA and ways you can
help protect and preserve bat populations.
Canadian Wildlife Federation
CWF represents over 300,000 supporters that work from coast to coast to maintain something very
important — a bright future for Canada’s wildlife, including bats. Be sure to read their Bat Conservation
Specialists blog called “Bat Citizen Science Opportunities”. You can learn about ways to help as well as
whom to contact if you see a bat outside this winter.
Newfoundland & Labrador: The Importance of Bats
A description of the bat species in the province, and how WNS affects bats. Contact details for reporting
hibernacula, bat die-offs and bats flying outdoors in winter and early spring can be found in this news
release.
Nova Scotia Bat Conservation
A source for reporting day flying bats in winter and conducting summer roost monitoring in Nova Scotia.
ACAP Cape Breton
The bat monitoring project of the Atlantic Coastal Action Program (ACAP) Cape Breton, a non-profit
charitable community organization. ACAP Cape Breton has a vision for a community in which local people
are actively engaged, working and learning together to build a healthy and sustainable Island.
Prince Edward Island Department of Agriculture and Forestry
The WNS pages of the PEI Department of Agriculture and Forestry explain why we should be concerned
about bats, what is being done and how you can help. Also, to find additional contact details of bat
specialists on PEI, please see the WNS Atlantic pages of the CWHC website.
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New Brunswick Natural resources
The government of New Brunswick provides fact sheets in English and French, containing general
information and contact details when finding day flying bats in winter in the province.
New Brunswick Museum
This page, written about WNS in New Brunswick by the New Brunswick Museum, also lists media items and
more links.
Forêts, Faune et Parcs Québec
The WNS pages of Forêts, Faune et Parcs Québec provide general information on the disease, as well as
information on how to report dead or day flying bats and summer bat colonies.
Ontario Wildlife Rescue
This website lists wildlife centres authorized by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, which can be
contacted when bats are found in winter.
Manitoba Bat Blitz
The Manitoba Bat Blitz’s goal is to better understand bats in Manitoba and Canada and spread the word
about these fascinating animals. Ground-breaking research is being conducted on WNS and other bat
related matters. Also, see their Facebook page.
Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation
The eight bat species of the province are featured here. Information and contact details are also provided in
case bats are found inside a house.
Government of Alberta
What preventive measures can you take to stop the spread of WNS to Alberta? This website contains a WNS
fact sheet with contact information for additional bat related information.
Community Bat Programs of BC
This BC webpage provides information on how to safely evict bats from your home, how to remove a single
live bat from your living room, how to build bat boxes as alternative roosting sites and where to report bat
colonies. It also has links to many local bat programs in BC, such as the Kootenay Community Bat Project
and the South Coast Bat Action Team.
BatCaver.org
The BatCaver program is a partnership between bat researchers and cavers in western Canada to gain more
insight into the use of our caves and mines by bats.
www.batcaver.org
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U.S. and other International links
Bat Conservation International
BCI is dedicated to the enduring protection of the world’s 1300+ species of bats and their habitats and
creating a world in which bats and humans successfully coexist. Many bat resources can be found here,
such as instructions to building and installing bat houses, White Nose Syndrome information and bats in the
media. Also, see their Facebook page.
Organization for Bat Conservation
The Organization for Bat Conservation is a nonprofit environmental education organization dedicated to
inspiring people to protect bats and conserve biodiversity. Since 1992, their mission has been to teach
people about the importance of bats and be a leader in bat conservation. This is a great source for bat
education. They care for many bats of different species and even have a live video stream of their common
vampire bat enclosure. Also, see their Facebook page.
White-Nose Syndrome.org
This is the USFWS national website on White-nose syndrome. This site contains information on the
spread and impact of the fungus as well as documentation on the National plan for managing WNS,
Decontamination, WNS research and much more. Also, see their Facebook page.
IUCN SSC Bat Specialist Group
The Bat Specialist Group (BSG) is one of a number of specialist groups formed within the Species Survival
Commission (SSC) of IUCN-The World Conservation Union (IUCN). The Bat Specialist Group (BSG) is a global
network of bat specialists. Over 80 bat biologists and conservationists from over 50 countries have been
invited to join the recently reconstituted BSG.
Florida Bat Conservancy
The Florida Bat Conservancy is a private non-profit organization established for the purpose of protecting
and preserving Florida bats. Their website has information on bat boxes as well as what to do when you
have a single bat or a bat colony in your house.
Bat Conservation and Management
BCM specializes in bat-related fieldwork, survey gear, acoustic monitoring equipment and data analysis.
They provide workshops, bat boxes, and information on how to attract bats or safely remove bats from your
house.
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National Wildlife Health Center
The USGS website on White-Nose Syndrome. This website provides up to date maps of WNS occurrence by
county and many WNS related links to websites and scientific publications.
National Speleological Society
With 10,000 members and 250 grottos, the National Speleological Society is the largest organization in the
world working every day to further the exploration, study, and protection of caves and their environments,
and foster fellowship among cavers. Their site provides information on disinfecting, targeted towards cave
exploration and bat conservation.
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