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March 1, 2016

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White-nose syndrome (WNS) is a devastating fungal disease that has killed unprecedented numbers of hibernating bats in eastern North America. As of January 2016 WNS has spread to 26 states and five Canadian provinces. This document presents recommendations intended to reduce the potential for...


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November 1, 2015

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In the summer of 2010, the Government of Alberta established temporary closures of known bat hibernacula under provincial authority in order to protect hibernating bats from White-nose Syndrome (WNS). Given that the voluntary closure has been in effect for the five years originally recommended, a...


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November 6, 2014

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White-nose Syndrome (WNS) is an emerging disease concern in bats in eastern North America and is expected to spread to western North America in the coming years. This document outlines how the public can prevent the spread of the Pseudogymnoascus destructans fungus, which causes the disease in bats.


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June 19, 2013

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Wind energy projects must be appropriately sited and well planned to avoid or minimize bat mortalities. The sites chosen for wind power developments due to favourable local meteorological conditions also appear to coincide with bat migration corridors, with turbine heights and numbers playing a...


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December 1, 2012

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Research on some species must be done according to specific protocols. The class protocol # 004 applies to mist-netting and harp trapping. This protocol was adopted on February 11, 2005, the addendum was adopted on July 12, 2009.


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May 1, 2012

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In Alberta, the western small-footed bat is restricted to the southeast where it lives in the badlands. It has been designated as a Species of Special Concern in Alberta because of these narrow habitat requirements. This plan provides background information on the species and a set of objectives...


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June 30, 2011

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Bats are generally shy and gentle creatures by nature, but they can often be misunderstood by people who encounter them. Better knowledge of bats is an essential tool in promoting their conservation.

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November 19, 2010

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Summarizes information about the relocation of bats from St. Margaret's Church to their new six bat houses.


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May 1, 2010

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The purpose of this manual is to provide a standardized sampling protocol for assessing bat community composition and relative abundance of the nine species of bats found in Alberta. The goal is to ensure that all studies on bats in Alberta collect the same types of information in standard...


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July 1, 2009

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There is unprecedented mortality of hibernating bats in caves and mines in northeastern United States. In some situations, all the bats in individual caves died during the winter months, often with a white ring of fungus around their face. The problem is spreading rapidly. Local bat populations...