Northern Long-Eared Bats Need Protections

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About the Petition

A deadly and mysterious disease called "white-nose syndrome" has killed almost six million bats since first seen in 2006. Northern long-eared bats in particular have been devastated. Populations in the Northeast have declined by 99 percent in less than 8 years!  

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has proposed protecting them under the Endangered Species Act--a critically needed step that could save remining bats. Please take action today by signing this petition in support of this listing. 

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To: Director Ashe, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

I am writing in support of the Fish & Wildlife Service's recent proposal to protect northern long-eared bats under the Endangered Species Act.  

Bats are integral parts of the ecosystem and are being driven to the edge of extinction by white-nose syndrome. The northern long-eared bat has suffered extraordinarily due to this disease, declining by a staggering 99 percent in the Northeast.  

The Endangered Species Act has been a uniquely successful tool in recovering drastically-imperiled species and as such, I support granting the full protections of the Endangered Species Act listing as "endangered" including the designation of critical habitat. Thank you for your consideration.  


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