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Little brown bat with visible symptoms typical of white-nose syndrome - Photo credit: Steve Taylor, University of Illinois.

ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL
 
Dates: 03/27/2014
Time:  6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location:  Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building, Yates Auditorium
 
Summary: Film Screening, panel discussion, and LIVE BATS.
 
Fees: Free
 
Details: Arrive at 6:30pm to meet some of our vanishing native bat species with the Save Lucy Campaign's live Delbat ambassadors (http://savelucythebat.org). Films run consecutively starting at 7pm.

THE RACE TO SAVE PENNSYLVANIA’S BATS (USA, 28 min.)

In 2006, a mysterious fungus appeared in a single cave in upstate New York, killing local bats. Since then, the deadly fungus has spread across the eastern United States and some Canadian provinces, killing more than six million cave bats. It’s called white-nose syndrome (WNS) and with mortality rates reaching over 90 percent in many caves, even the most common bat species are in trouble.  
Pennsylvania has emerged as a major force in the national fight against WNS. In this Emmy Award-winning half-hour documentary, follow the extraordinary measures of dedicated scientists and government agencies advancing WNS research and witness extraordinary efforts to save the few remaining cave bats in their state. Written and produced by Gina Catanzarite.

THE BATTLE FOR BATS: SURVIVING WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME (USA, 14 min.)

Explore how government agencies and conservation groups are working together to protect bats against white-nose syndrome (WNS). This film examines the current status of the disease and addresses how the public can help reduce impacts of WNS on bat populations. Directed by David McGowan.
Introduced by Dan Ashe, Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. A panel discussion led by Jeremy Coleman, National White-Nose Syndrome Coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and other partners of a national plan to manage WNS in bats, follows the screening.

Ticket/Reservation Info:
FREE. No reservations required.
U.S. Department of the Interior
Yates Auditorium
1849 C St., NW
(Metro: Farragut West or Farragut North)

Produced in collaboration with the US Fish and Wildlife Service. 
 
Contact: Diana Ziegler
 
Email: Diana_Ziegler@ios.doi.gov
 
Phone: 202-208-4743
 
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