This bat shows signs of white-nose syndrome.
Credit: Marvin Moriarty/USFWS
Northeast region states receive more than $300,000 to fight deadly bat disease
June 27, 2013: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that it awarded 28 states about $950,000 to combat white-nose syndrome, a disease that has killed more than 5.7 million bats across eastern North America.
Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia and West Virginia received $305,000 to support work on monitoring bat populations and detecting and responding to white-nose syndrome.
First discovered in New York in the winter of 2006-2007, the disease has spread to 22 states and 5 Canadian provinces.
Funding for the grants was through the Endangered Species Recovery program.
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Published on: Thursday, June 27,2013