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ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE

PROTECTION STATUS: Since the advent of white-nose syndrome, state-listed as endangered in Vermont and as threatened in Wisconsin; a candidate for state listing in Pennsylvania; a species of special concern or conservation concern in New Hampshire, North Carolina, Missouri and Montana

PETITIONED: 2010

RANGE: Patchily distributed in all Canadian provinces; in the Yukon and Northwest Territories; and in eastern, midwestern and some southern states, with a small number of sightings reported in Montana and Wyoming

THREATS: White-nose syndrome; habitat destruction, including from logging, residential and agricultural development, mineral extraction and sealing of entrances to abandoned mines; environmental contaminants; badly sited wind-energy projects; climate change

POPULATION TREND: This species has declined dramatically in the eastern portion of its range due to white-nose syndrome. As the disease spreads westward, it is likely to decline throughout its range.

Northern long-eared bat photo courtesy Flickr Creative Commons/Kristin Bobo