Skrevet av Emne: Forest Service installing cave gates to save bats  (Lest 806 ganger)

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"White River National Forest is in the process of installing a gate on Spring Cave near Meeker, and Hubbard Cave near Glenwood Springs is likely to be next in line.
The gates would complement existing closures and other measures intended to halt the spread of white-nose syndrome, a disease that has decimated eastern bat populations.
While western bat colonies tend to be smaller than their lowland counterparts, the area has "a tremendous bat population," according to district wildlife biologist Phil Nyland. And while they generally get less attention than other wildlife, their impact is considerable."

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