HELP FOR SICK BATS Federal Funding to Fight White Nose Syndrome
Reported by: Patrick McMurtry
Web Producer: Patrick McMurtry
Reported: Jul. 10, 2012 4:39 AM EDT
Eyewitness News Photo
, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
West Virginia will receive more than $42,000 to fight white nose syndrome, a virus affecting bat populations across the state.. The disease has killed more than 5 million bats in North America in the last five years.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is leading a cooperative effort to research and manage the spread of WNS. The agency awarded a total of nearly $963,000 in grants to WNS projects in 30 states, including West Virginia, using funds from the Endangered Species Recovery program.
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