Bats in Crisis: NPS Releases White-Nose Syndrome Video Series

February 19, 2013 / United States, North America
National Park Service Video Series: Bats in Crisis.

National Park Service Video Series: Bats in Crisis. Video still via NPS

A new video series on White-nose syndrome has been released by the National Park Service.

Titled “Bats in Crisis”, the three video series is aimed to educate the public and features National Park Service scientists, technicians, and educators discussing the disease, how it’s affecting bats and what’s being done about it.

We need the public’s help to limit the spread of this disease so we are asking visitors to take a look at these videos and understand what steps they can take when touring or exploring caves. Jonathan B. Jarvis, National Park Service Director

The videos are available online, and visitors to the cave parks will be encouraged to access them using QR codes affixed to signs, kiosks, brochures, and other media.

So far 10 national parks have had bats test positive for white-nose syndrome. These include Acadia National Park, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, New River Gorge National River, Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Russell Cave National Monument and most recently Mammoth Cave National Park and Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.

Bats in Crisis: Introduction

Bats in Crisis: Origins

Bats in Crisis: Response

Bats in Crisis: Nature’s Natural Pest Patrol in Peril [National Park Service]

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