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A species of bat native to the Great Lakes on the brink of extinction

A species of bat native to the Great Lakes on the brink of extinction

The northern myotis is threatened with extinction due to a deadly disease, prompting federal wildlife authorities to classify the cave species as endangered. This is a last-ditch effort to save the small flying mammal considered essential for pollination and insect control across its huge natural range – much of northern North America, including 38 US …

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A species of American bat devastated by a fungus is now classified as endangered

A species of American bat devastated by a fungus is now classified as endangered

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Biden administration declared the northern bat endangered on Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to save a species driven to the brink of extinction by white-nose syndrome, a fungal disease. “White-nose syndrome is decimating cave bat species like the northern myotis at an unprecedented rate,” said Martha Williams, director of …

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