SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL & HELP SUPPORT BATS

Bat conservation agreement signed by U.S. Mexico and Canada

Myotis septentrionalis, northern myotis (Vespertilionidae) with growth of Geomyces destructans clearly evident. LaSalle County, Illinois. January 2013. Photo credit: University of Illinois/Steve Taylor
First ever international agreement to conserve North American bats

For the first time, the U.S., Mexico and Canada have formally agreed to increase coordination and cooperation across North America to conserve bat species.

Although the three countries have worked together for almost 80 years under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, no formal agreement is in place for bats.

Bat Conservation International reports that rrepresentatives from the three countries signed the "Letter of Intent Related to Efforts to Promote Conservation of Bats in the United Mexican States, the United States of America and Canada" Thursday, April 16, at the annual meeting of the Trilateral Committee for Wildlife and Ecosystem Conservation and Management.

The agreement will allow conservation efforts to cross international boundaries as scientists, wildlife managers and conservationists alike try to address some of the most pressing threats bat species face in North America today.

Bats don't always find a sympathetic ear.

"This is a historic day for North American bats as they face threats far greater and widespread than ever before. Continental collaborations are more important than ever as white-nose syndrome, a fungal disease that disease that has killed over six million bats since 2006, continues to move across political boundaries devastating bat populations in its wake" said Mylea Bayless, BCI senior director for US/Canada Conservation.

BCI noted that the timing of the agreement couldn't be better, with April 17 being Bat Appreciation Day across North America.

Bats are increasingly appreciated for what they do for the environment and for us, including providing more than $3.7 billion in pest control for crops and forests annually.

Learn more at the Bat Conservation International website.

Outdoor Newsletter

Outdoor writer Marcus Schneck also offers a free, weekly, email newsletter covering even more outdoor, nature and travel topics, and providing links to many little known websites as well as contests. To receive the newsletter, send your email address, name, hometown and phone number to Schneck at mschneck@pennlive.com. If you sent your information previously, you do not need to send it again. You will receive the newsletter soon.

COMMENTS

BatsRule!/\^._.^/\Help Save WildLife
Name

Articles,64,Audio,15,Backyard,12,Barbed Wire,22,Bat Art,38,Bat Books,74,Bat Box,26,Bat Clothing,14,Bat Issues,520,Bat Stamps,1,Bats for Children,28,Bats for the Home,65,Electrocution,8,Events,33,info on bats,483,Jackie Sparrow,22,Microbats,422,Misc,85,Netting,32,Newsletter,4,Promoting,129,Rehab,71,Rehab 2011,1,Rehab 2012,23,Rehab 2013,12,Rehab 2014,6,Rehab 2015,104,Rehab 2016,101,Rehab 2017,16,Release Cage,2,RESCUE,63,Rescue 2012,3,RESCUE 2013,11,RESCUE 2014,8,RESCUE 2015,24,Rescue 2016,12,RESCUE 2017,1,Rob Mies,11,Shooting,2,Vegetation,23,Video,252,Virus,114,WebSites-Bat,42,
ltr
item
Megabats and Microbats: Bat conservation agreement signed by U.S. Mexico and Canada
Bat conservation agreement signed by U.S. Mexico and Canada
white nose syndrome
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-P7YqV9kAkVY/VTJCuGz7q-I/AAAAAAABIjQ/h65HXMxVNiA/s1600/Bat%2Bconservation%2Bagreement%2Bsigned%2Bby%2BUS%2BMexico%2Band%2BCanada.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-P7YqV9kAkVY/VTJCuGz7q-I/AAAAAAABIjQ/h65HXMxVNiA/s72-c/Bat%2Bconservation%2Bagreement%2Bsigned%2Bby%2BUS%2BMexico%2Band%2BCanada.jpg
Megabats and Microbats
http://www.batsrule.info/2015/04/bat-conservation-agreement-signed-by-us.html
http://www.batsrule.info/
http://www.batsrule.info/
http://www.batsrule.info/2015/04/bat-conservation-agreement-signed-by-us.html
true
4238281482117672351
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy