Decades of bat observations reveal uptick in new causes of mass mortality

Reports of bat deaths worldwide due to human causes largely unique to the 21st century are markedly rising, according to a new analysis. Collisions with wind turbines worldwide and the disease white-nose syndrome in North America lead the reported causes of mass death in bats. These new threats now surpass all prior known causes of bat mortality, natural or attributed to humans.

Science Daily

Last updated on 21 January 2016

Type: 
Media Watch
Threats: 
Diseases
Infrastructure and service corridors
Species group: 
Terrestrial mammals