[PHOTO: KAREN VANDERWOLF/NB MUSEUM]
Last week Environment Canada committed $330,000 over the next four years for White-nose Syndrome (WNS) research and monitoring. WNS is a fungal disease that is threatening three bat species: the Little Brown Bat, the Tri-colored Bat and the Northern Long-eared Bat. WNS has caused populations of these bat species to decline significantly.
This funding is welcomed by Canadian researchers. I invite you to listen to this CBC interview that further explains the seriousness of this disease and how this money will be used.