"Our world’s caves are places of wonder, mystery and majestic beauty. Show caves around the world are embracing their role in protecting and preserving caves and providing a place for people to learn about these special, natural, cultural and historical resources.

Show caves also play another important nature tourism role of sustainable economic development, providing jobs, and helping the economy of their regions.”

WNS presentation 6th Congress

White-nose syndrome has devastated bat populations across the eastern United States during the past four years, causing “the most precipitous wildlife decline in the past century in North America,” according to biologists. And it keeps spreading into new areas. It has moved north into Canada, south into Tennessee and as far east as Oklahoma. Ultimately, bats all across North America are at risk. This presentation will provide the latest information on White-nose Syndrome and its spread, and discuss how WNS is impacting show caves and what show caves and other agencies are doing to help.

Resource name:WNS presentation 6th Congress
Type of resource:Presentation
Author(s): Wuest Brad
Keywords:bats, white nose syndrome, USA, show caves
Category: Bats
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Publication:ISCA 6th Congress Proceedings
Published in:Slovakia
Year of publishing:2011
Number of pages:200
Editor:Pavel Bella, Peter Gazik
Publisher:SNC of Slovak Republic, Slovak Caves Administration

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