|First Information Stop - "A Coordinated Response"|
A site sponsored by FWS and other state and educational organizations Visit
|Recent video (12/13) by the USDA Forest Service about WNS.|
|Some good News, Some bats are Surviving. See this off the Associated Press and Wall Street Journal|
|Researchers have Confirmed that the Fungus Geomyces Destructans is Responsible for White-Nose Syndrome (WNS). Further Tests Indicated That Bat to Bat Contact is Necessary to Transmit WNS Disease and that Infectous Spores are not Airborne Transmitted. BBC Article and Nature Article|
|Huntsville Grotto Policy regarding WNS.
Grotto has adopted U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decontamination protocol, see below
NSS's website regarding WNS. The NSS has completed an information flyer on WNS. This is meant to be distributed to the public. Please download and pass around to everyone you know.
SCCI Cave Visitation and WNS Concerns
US Fish and Wildlife Service publications:
USGS is a leading agency for WNS research Click here to visit USGS website
US Forest Service Notices:
Tennessee State Parks and Tennessee Forestry have closed all of their state owned caves in Tennessee!
Please Check Closed and Limited Access Caves of TAG by Dogwood City Grotto. Caves closed due to WNS concerns are noted
Scientific America news blog posting with video on WNS. Click here.
White Nose Syndrome in Bats - A Conservation Challenge Video