1. We Are Invading! (Invasive Species)


    from Tremont Institute Added 16 0 0

    This #SmokiesCOOL video, made with students from Ruth Patrick Science Center in June 2014, gives an overview of the numerous nonnative, invasive species that are negatively impacting the ecosystems of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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    • Corvette to Cave: Chevy Byproducts Give Homes to Bats


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      DETROIT, October 29, 2014 /3BL Media/ – An adhesive used in production of the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray may help preserve a threatened bat species in North America. General Motors found that when processed, the adhesive can serve as a stalactite in artificial bat caves. International bat experts from such non-governmental organizations as Bat Conservation International and the Organization for Bat Conservation are reviewing the application. White-nose syndrome, a deadly fungus appearing on the muzzle and other parts of hibernating bats, has killed more than 5.7 million bats to date in the United States and Canada. Bats with the disease act abnormally and wake from hibernation too frequently, leading to death. Read More: http://3blmedia.com/News/Corvette-Cave-Chevy-Byproducts-Give-Homes-Bats © 2014 | 3BL Media/General Motors | All Rights Reserved

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      • The Invisible Mammal - short teaser


        from Kristin Tieche Added 126 4 2

        The Invisible Mammal tells the story of the struggle for survival of North American bats as they face the menacing challenges of deadly disease and habitat destruction, and awakens humans in their role to protect this species from extinction. This piece focuses on the work of Corky Quirk of NorCal Bats and the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, home to a healthy colony of a quarter million Mexican free-tailed bats. Produced, directed, filmed and edited by Kristin Tieche Field Producer: JP Sottile Sound recordists: JP Sottile and Zack Hayden Music by _ghost and Kevin MacLeod Still photography and maps: US Fish & Wildlife Service and Wikimedia Commons For more info: http://www.theinvisiblemammal.com

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        • Wyoming Bat Survey


          from Wyoming Game and Fish Department Added 2 0 0

          See how Wyoming Game and Fish Department biologists are capturing bats to learn more about the different species in Wyoming, their distribution, and challenges they face.

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          • Fight for Flight: The Battle Against White Nose Syndrome


            from Day's Edge Productions Added 491 1 2

            Though often viewed as a pest, bats are absolutely vital to the New Jersey agricultural system, saving farmers billions of dollars every year. However, these little winged helpers are under an extreme threat from a deadly fungus which causes White Nose Syndrome. Conservation biologist Dr. Brooke Maslo is studying what the future for bats holds, and experimenting to find the best way to help them recover from this disease that has already killed millions of bats. Film by: Jill Azzolini Music by: New West Studios Additional Photography by: Day's Edge Productions Special Thanks to: Dr. Brooke Maslo Jackie Kashmer & The NJ Bat Sanctuary This film was created as an internship project at: Day's Edge Productions (www.daysedge.com) To learn more about bats and bat conservation, go to: Bat Conservation International (www.batcon.org)

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            • Ecosystem (Hanging in the) Balance


              from Abbey Oldham Added 316 0 0

              White Nose Syndrome is a fungal disease that is quickly wiping out the bat population in the eastern United States. Bats are integral to the ecosystem, and without them, no one knows what will happen. This is a look at how White Nose Syndrome has spread, how many bats it is killing, and what researchers are doing to prevent further spreading and to find a possible cure.

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              • Merlin Tuttle WNS PSA


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                Merlin Tuttle on WNS and the future of bats populations.

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                • White Nose Syndrome PSA Forest Service


                  from Ravenswood Media Added 219 0 0

                  The Forest Service encourages that visitors to all caves, both commercial and wild, clean their gear before entering another cave.

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                  • Fricks_Cave and the endangered Gray Bat


                    from John Messeder Added

                    Biologists and a cave conservationist discuss how 10 million Gray bats are listed as endangered (Hint: they only hibernate in 9 caves in the US), the cause of the problem, and what is being done about it.

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                    • Battle For Bats: Surviving White Nose Syndrome


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                      Battle For Bats: Surviving White Nose Syndrome was produced for the USDA Forest Service by Ravenswood Media. It shows how government and private agencies have come together to search for solutions to help our bat populations overcome WNS. The public can also play a role in the future of bats by providing habitat and surveying their populations. Bats are a critical component in a healthy forest ecosystem, plus they provide significant agricultural pest control and pollination. Their survival is essential for a sustainable natural environment.

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