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Save our Bats

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December 27, 2010

Our wild bat populations have been decimated. Bat World can and WILL help. Please support Bat World in their efforts.  See more

BENEFITING: Bat World Sanctuary

ORGANIZER: Bat World Sanctuary

EVENT DATE: Dec 25, 2010

Dawn Sylvester-Dunn

THE STORY:

Bat World Sanctuary wrote -

White Nose Syndrome (WNS) is the greatest catastrophe to ever hit US bat populations. This poorly understood malady causes a white fungus to grow on the skin of hibernating bats, ultimately causing death. The condition was first identified in several caves near Albany, New York in February 2006.

WNS is now spreading rapidly across the US, killing millions of bats along the way. Scientists are working to learning how to stop this devastating disease, but wonder whether they have enough time to find a solution. It has been four years and they are nowhere close to understanding what is happening, or how to stop it.

What we do understand, however, is that Bat World Sanctuary can save bats through the development of captive assurance colonies. Bat World is the only facility to successfully maintain a reproductive colony of insectivorous bats for almost two decades, and they are the only organization stepping up to save bats in danger of extinction from WNS. They have the expertise, but need YOUR help to build a facility large enough to house several species of bats and keep them safe until a cure is found. They must raise $89,200 to complete this critical project, and an additional $200,000 to buy food, medical supplies and hire staff to sustain the bats for three to five years years. Please help the bats before it is too late.

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Bat World Sanctuary

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Ron

Ron

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8 years ago

Cherie

Cherie

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For my hard-working friend Dawnie 8 years ago