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Wed., March 21, 2012, 6:18 a.m.

Canada moves to protect bats in face of disease

Little brown bat with white-nose syndrome photographed in New York.
 (Al Hicks / NY Dept. of Environmental Conservation )
Little brown bat with white-nose syndrome photographed in New York. (Al Hicks / NY Dept. of Environmental Conservation )

WILDLIFE -- Concerned about bat die-off caused by white-nose syndrome, a fungus-caused disease that has decimated bat populations in the United States and Canada, the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada has asked the federal government to issue an emergency order designating three species of bats as endangered.

See details from the Edmonton Journal.
 




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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