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Untangling mist nets

Untangling mist nets

Established in July 2016, the Illinois Bat Conservation Program is a statewide research, monitoring and outreach program focused on conservation and management of Illinois’ thirteen bat species.

Core collaborators include the University of IllinoisPrairie Research Institute, Eastern Illinois University, and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

A northern long-eared bat exhibiting classic signs of White Nose Syndrome. Photo by Steve Taylor, 2013.

Bat populations in the United States are rapidly declining due to human development and a fungal disease called White Nose Syndrome.

Among the many websites where you can learn more about bats are: Bat Conservation International, Organization for Bat Conservation, North American Society for Bat Research and the Midwest Bat Working Group.

Contact us at:   info@illinoisbats.org

Steve Taylor
Illinois Natural History Survey
Prairie Research Institute
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jill Deppe
Wildlife Ecology Lab
Department of Biology
Eastern Illinois University
Joe Kath, Ann Holtrop
Illinois Department of Natural Resources


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