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A welcome home for bats (x 50)
Across Canada, declining bat populations are a cause for concern. With the help of a Go Wild Community Grant, Wahnapitae First Nation is doing something about it.

Spooky species update
This Halloween, brush up on your bat facts and find out the scariest thing about these species – their drastic population declines.

White-nose syndrome found in Canada
The news that white-nose syndrome (WNS) has now been confirmed from bats in at least three hibernation sites in Ontario means that we are now on the same slope that New York State was in the winter of 2005-2006.

White-nose syndrome and bat conservation
At this time of year when winter prevails in the northern hemisphere, our local bats are either deep in hibernation or enjoying warmer climes closer to the equator. But since 2008, the hibernation season has been depressing for bat biologists because of the emergence of White-nose Syndrome, a fungus infection that disrupts the hibernation patterns of bats. WNS is responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of bats at hibernation sites (caves and abandoned mines) at many sites in the American northeast.