August 29, 2009
Bats Need Urgent Help, Contact Fish and Wildlife
Yet from the beginning, the nation's lead wildlife agency, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, has failed to respond with the urgency that's desperately needed to save bats from complete catastrophe. At least a million and a half bats are already dead, but the Service has yet to develop a plan of action or create a position for white-nose syndrome coordination.
Sam Hamilton, the agency's new director, must put white-nose syndrome at the top of his list. Please: Send a message today urging him to create a white-nose syndrome plan now to prevent the complete unraveling of America's bat populations. Bats cannot afford another winter like the two we've just witnessed.
Visit http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/2167/t/5243/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=27802 to take action.
I'm a Master Naturalist and an outdoor enthusiast -- mostly kayaking, and I live on a Peninsula in the Chesapeake Bay. I'm the author of The Nature Fan, Nature Fan Activists, Green Earth Almanac, and Amanda's Geographic. Formerly, I ran the nationally syndicated column "National Green Activism" for The Examiner, and I was a key factor in the success of many campaigns. Make sure you don't miss a post, and subscribe by email! Thanks for reading.