ENGAGING ALBERTANS IN BAT CONSERVATION: 53.933271, -116.576504
ENGAGING ALBERTANS IN BAT CONSERVATION
White Nose Syndrome, a fatal bat disease, has recently arrived in western North America and is expected to spread to Alberta. Bats play key roles in ecosystems, agriculture and forestry. They consume insects and their loss will impact Alberta's economy and ecosystems. The Wildlife Conservation Society of Canada's citizen science programs engage people to discover, report, and protect bat habitats. The threat is near so this project is urgent, filling critical information gaps and taking action before the disease arrives.