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The inspiration for the public service announcement was a National Public Radio story that Snyder heard on white nose syndrome, a fungal disease that's devastating U.
Honorable Mention awards were given to Christian Muller (age 13) of New York, for organizing environmental activities; Ribhu Vaipeyi (age 14) of Delhi, India, for running his Single Use Plastic (SUP) campaign; Truth Muller (age 13) of New York, for founding the Buddies for Bats program to educate the public about White Nose Syndrome and the resulting decline in the little brown bat population in North America; and Vanessa and Patricia Goeyardi (ages 9 and 13) of Indonesia, for establishing Green Team Indonesia to share information related to environmental issues.
these days are falling prey to a fungal infection called white nose syndrome.
Last year, the Fish and Wildlife Service developed a national plan for managing white nose syndrome and Congress allotted $4 million for research on the disease.
A catastrophic plague called white nose syndrome (WNS) has killed over a million bats in the U.
They will contribute vital data to track ongoing and emerging bat conservation issues, such as recognizing potential effects of wind energy development on bats and the impacts of white nose syndrome on bat populations.
Arkansas is set to receive more than $998,000 in federal money as part of a multistate study on white nose syndrome, which is considered a threat to cave-dwelling bats.
Since white nose syndrome may kill 80 to 100 percent of bats once it infects a cave, biologists are nervous about its proximity to the Southeast, which provides some of the world's best habitat for hundreds of thousands of bats, including endangered gray bats and big-eared bats.