An Infected tri-colored bat in Jackson County, Alabama.

U.S. Senators to Host White-Nose Syndrome Briefing

An Infected tri-colored bat in Jackson County, Alabama

Photo by Dr. William E. Stone/flickr

U.S. Senators Leahy, Cardin, and Lautenberg are hosting a briefing and discussion on white-nose syndrome next Thursday, March 22nd, 2012.

The event will bring together leading experts on WNS who will address topics such as the impact on the agriculture, mining, energy development, tourism, and other industries, the environmental impact of absence of this key predator, and what can be done to stop WNS.

Speakers include:

  • Jeremy Coleman, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – National White-nose Syndrome Coordinator
  • Paul Phifer, Assistant Regional Director for Ecological Services – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region
  • David Blehert, Microbiologist for the USGS National Wildlife Health Center

The event, dubbed “Briefing: What’s Killing All of the Bats? And Why Should We Be Worried?”, takes place at 328A Russell Senate Office Building in Washington D.C. beginning at 1:30 pm.

Briefing: What’s Killing All of the Bats? And Why Should We Be Worried? [NSS WNS Page]

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