BATTLE FOR BATS: SURVIVING WHITE NOSE SYNDROME
NPS (National Park Service)
Directed by: David McGowan
Venue: U.S. Department of the Interior
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BATTLE FOR BATS: SURVIVING WHITE NOSE SYNDROME (USA, 2013, 14 min.)
Shown with THE RACE TO SAVE PENNSYLVANIA’S BATS
Arrive at 6:30 p.m. to meet some of our vanishing native bat species with the Save Lucy Campaign.
An emergent disease of hibernating bats that is spreading at an alarming rate, white-nose syndrome (WNS) has already killed millions of these winged creatures. A critical component in healthy forest ecosystems, bats also provide significant agricultural pest control and pollination. Explore how government agencies and conservation groups are working together to protect bats against white-nose syndrome. Find out the current status of the disease and how the public can help reduce impacts of WNS on bat populations. Directed by David McGowan.
Introduced by Dan Ashe, Director, Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. Panel discussion with Jeremy Coleman, National White-Nose Syndrome Coordinator, Fish and Wildlife Service, and other partners of a national plan to manage WNS in bats, follows screening.
FREE. No reservations required.