White Nosed Syndrome in France
I got back from a stellar trip to Costa Rica yesterday – I am still trying to identify some of the bats I saw, but I guess I saw close to 50 different species of mammals including Baird’s Tapir, White-lipped Peccaries and Silky Anteaters plus about 20 different bat species. I will try to get a report done over the weekend.
Meantime here is an interesting paper on the White-nosed Fungus that is decimating cave dwelling bat colonies in the USA. The paper explains the fungus is present in France, but French bats might be resistant, so perhaps it has been here for a long time and animals now have acquired immunity.
If anyone knows more about this please post your comments becuase its a very serious problem.