Major Pennsylvania bat species 'threatened' due to disease

April 6, 2015 1:04 PM

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Agency originally proposed to list the bat as “endangered,” a more restrictive listing

The northern long-eared bat, until recently one of the most common bat species in Pennsylvania, was listed as “threatened” last week by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, primarily due to white-nose syndrome, a fungal disease that has decimated the species and killed millions of bats throughout Nor...

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