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Northern Long-eared Bat Proposed as Endangered

Northern long-eared bat showing symptoms of white-nose syndrome.

This northern long-eared bat shows symptoms of white-nose syndrome.

Photo by Steve Taylor; University of Illinois


October 2, 2013


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes to list the northern long-eared bat as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. The Service also determined that the eastern small-footed bat does not warrant listing.


The northern long-eared bat is found across much of the eastern and north central United States, and all Canadian provinces from the Atlantic Ocean west to the southern Yukon Territory and eastern British Columbia.


The Service’s proposal opens a 60-day public comment period on the proposal to protect the northern long-eared bat as endangered. Over the next 12 months, the Service will evaluate information provided during the comment period to make a final decision on listing the species. The proposal appeared in the October 2, 2013, Federal Register.


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Last updated: November 12, 2013