A fast-moving disease is killing bats across many parts of North America, and we need your help to stop it.
White-nose syndrome has killed nearly 7million bats since it was first discovered in the United States in 2006. Biologists consider it the worst wildlife disease outbreak ever in North America. It not only threatens to drive some bats species extinct but could also have an enormous effect on the billions of dollars in pest-killing services that bats provide each year in this country.
In just a few years, the disease has spread to 19 U.S. states and four Canadian provinces. The fungus that causes white-nose syndrome has been found on bats in Oklahoma. Biologists fear it could soon spread from coast to coast, wiping out entire bat colonies and pushing some species to extinction.
But it's not too late. The Center for Biological Diversity has filed several petitions to save bats and protect the places they live. We need your help to:
Learn more about the Save Our Bats campaign now, and use this toolbox to find out other ways to help us help save bats.
Please sign up to become a Bat Advocate and help us help bats.