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White-Nose Syndrome Media Resources

White-nose syndrome (WNS) is a disease of cave-hibernating bats caused by a fungus, Geomyces destructans. Cases of WNS have been found in or immediately adjacent to nine national parks. It is threatening bat populations and conservation, as well as visitor use of recreational caves and the enjoyment of bats in national parks.

Press Release

Press release (461 KB PDF)

Interviewee Information

Tom Rodhouse - Ecologist, Upper Columbia Basin Inventory & Monitoring Network

Patrick Reed - Superintendent, Mammoth Cave National Park, 2006–2012 (retired)

Shawn Thomas - Physical Science Technician, Lava Beds National Monument

Paul Cryan - Research Biologist, U.S. Geological Survey

Vickie Carson - Public Information Officer, Mammoth Cave National Park

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White-Nose Syndrome Origins

National Park Service Response

Importance of Bats

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Last Updated: April 23, 2013