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Bats White-Nose Syndrome FAQs - 13 Found

What is the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recommending in its cave advisory for White-nose Syndrome?

The Service’s cave advisory has four recommendations to limit the possible spread of White-nose Syndrome (WNS) by human activity:


  • A voluntary moratorium on caving in states with confirmed WNS and all adjoining states; Nationally, in states not WNS-affected or adjoining states, use clothing and gear that has never been in caves in WNS-affected or adjoining states; State and federal conservation agencies should evaluate scientific activities for their potential to spread WNS; and Nationally, researchers should use clothing and gear that has never been in caves in a WNS-affected or adjoining state.

  • This also applies to mines used by cavers.

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Tags: White-nose Syndrome (WNS), Bats, Wildlife, Disease, Endangered Species