325 bats sampled for probiotic bacteria

Photo: Cori Lausen

Assessing white-nose syndrome mitigation options in the Stave River Watershed

Bat roosts at two Stave sites have been inoculated with a probiotic-laden clay powder to protect against WNS in this project by the Wildlife Conservation Society Canada with funding from the FWCP. This past summer 325 bats were captured and sampled for probiotic bacteria—results to date confirm these beneficial bacteria are transferring to bat wings.

More: COA-F21-W-3275