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Northern Long-Eared Bats Need Protections

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The Endangered Species Coalition is a national network of hundreds of conservation, scientific, education, religious, sporting, outdoor recreation, business and community organizations working to protect our nation’s disappearing wildlife and last remaining wild places.

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.  

Sincerely,

[Your name here] 

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