Division Of Endangered Species, Bats fruit bat (Pteropus tokudae)(Guam) and Mariana fruit bat (Pteropus mariannus concernand may be proposed for listing as endangered or threatened in the http://endangered.fws.gov/bats/bats.htm
Extractions: Bats may be the most misunderstood animals in the United States, although as consumers of enormous numbers of insects, they rank among the most beneficial. Almost all United States bats, and 70 percent of the bat species worldwide, feed almost exclusively on insects and are thus extremely beneficial. In fact, bats are the only major predators of night-flying insects. One bat can eat between 600 and 1,000 mosquitoes and other insect pests in just one hour (Organization for Bat Conservation) While most United States bat species are insectivorous, bats in other parts of the world feed on a variety of items in addition to insects. Many species feed primarily on fruit, while several types feed on nectar and pollen. Fruit bats perform an extremely important function as seed dispersers. Nectar eating bats, including the federally-listed endangered
Index Of Texas Endangered Mammals endangered and threatened Animals Texas threatened and endangered. Mammals. If you have questions, you may contact 512/9127011 for additional information.. endangered (E) or threatened (T) bats . http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/nature/endang/animals/animalia.htm
New York State's Endangered, Threatened And Special Concern Species Fact Sheets New York State's endangered, threatened and Special Concern Species Fact Sheets Indiana Bat. is one of nine bat species found in New York. All are small as mammals go, this species about 2 Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resourcesendangered Species Program Identifying most of New York's bats is not easy and the in the little brown. Indiana bats are generally found in tightly http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dfwmr/wildlife/endspec/inbafs.html
Extractions: Federal Status: Endangered With the coming of spring, Indiana bats disperse from their winter homes, known as hibernacula, some going hundreds of miles. They feed solely on flying insects and presumably males spend the summer preparing for the breeding season and winter that follows. Females congregate in nursery colonies, only a handful of which have ever been discovered. These were located along the banks of streams or lakes in forested habitat, under the loose bark of dead trees, and contained from 50-100 females. A single young is born to each female, probably late in June, and is capable of flight within a month. With luck, it may approach the ripe old age of 31, a record set by the little brown bat. In August or early September, Indiana bats swarm at the entrance of selected caves or mines. This is when mating takes place. Sperm is stored in the female's body; eggs are fertilized in the spring. Like other hibernating species, the Indiana bat accumulates layers of fat which sustain it over the winter period of dormancy. Indiana bats spend the winter months in secluded caves or mines which average 37 to 43 degrees F. Criteria for selecting hibernacula are not clearly understood; many apparently suitable sites are not occupied. Where this species is found, however, it can be extremely abundant, congregating in densities of more than 300/square foot. Year after year, bats often return to exactly the same spots within individual caves or mines. Hibernation can begin as early as September and extend nearly to June.
Id-103 KENTUCKY'S ENDANGERED & THREATENED SPECIES 103. KENTUCKY'S endangered threatened SPECIES. ISSUED 1190 endangered and threatened species in Kentucky most likely to be affected by pesticide use include bats, mussels, Mammoth http://www.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/id/id103/id103.htm
Extractions: Animals or plants are classified as endangered if they face extinction throughout all or a large part of their range. Plants or animals are classified as threatened if they are likely to become endangered in the foreseeable future. Only a few animals and plants in Kentucky are endangered. Several animals, like the white-tailed deer, are more abundant today than at any other time during history. Animals and plants can be abundant, common, rare, threatened or endangered in different parts of their ranges. For example, the American alligator has been classified as endangered or threatened in some areas, whereas in other areas it is abundant and may be legally harvested under the supervision of the state wildlife agency. The number and types of animals and plants listed as threatened or endangered changes constantly because new species are added or others are deleted. Unfortunately, species are usually removed from the list because they have become extinct. The list provided in this publication is subject to change. The most current information on endangered and threatened species in your area may be obtained by contacting the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission or the Cooperative Extension Service.
West Virginia Division Of Natural Resources The following species are listed as threatened or endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and are protected Click icon to see bigeared bats leaving a cave http://www.dnr.state.wv.us/wvwildlife/endangered.htm
Extractions: The following species are listed as Threatened or Endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and are protected under the Federal Endangered Species Act. To obtain a list of state rare plants, vertebrates and invertebrates contact the WV Division of Natural Resources, Natural Heritage Program, P.O.Box 67, Elkins, WV 26241 (304)637-0245 or click here Federally Endangered Species Peregrine falcon ( Falco peregrinus Taken off the list in 1999 Click icon to hear young peregrine calls. V irginia big-eared bat ( Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus Click icon to see big-eared bats leaving a cave using infrared camera.
Extractions: SPECIES ACCOUNTS Source: Endangered and Threatened Species of the Southeastern United States (The Red Book) FWS Region 4 As of 2/91 FAMILY: Vespertilionidae STATUS: Endangered throughout its range, Federal Register , April 28, 1976 DESCRIPTION: The largest member of its genus in the eastern United States, the gray bat weighs from 7 to 16 grams. Its forearm ranges from 4O to 46 millimeters in length (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1982). One feature which distinguishes this species from all other eastern bats is its uni-colored dorsal fur. The other bats have bi- or tri-colored fur on their backs. Also, the gray bat's wing membrane connects to the foot at the ankle instead of at the base of the first toe, as in other species of Myotis (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1982). For a short period after molt in July or August, gray bats are dark gray; but their fur usually bleaches to russet between molts. This difference in fur color is especially apparent in females during their reproductive season in May or June. Little is known about the actual feeding habits of gray bats. However, limited observations indicate that the majority of insects eaten are aquatic species, particularly mayflies. REPRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT: Upon arrival at their wintering caves in early fall, the mature females enter estrus and are inseminated by sexually active males. The offspring, one per female, are born the following June when the colonies have migrated to their summer range. The period from birth to weaning covers about 2 months. During this time the colonies are usually segregated into maternity caves, where the young are reared, and into bachelor caves which house the adult males and yearlings of both sexes. By August, all of the juveniles are flying and there is a general mixing and dispersal of the colony over the summer range. Fall migration begins around the first of September and is generally complete by early November.
ND Endangered And Threatened Species North Dakota's. Federally Listed endangered, threatened, and Candidate Species 1995. Longeared Myotis (Myotis evotis) other species of myotis, big brown bats, hoary bats, and silver-haired bats http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/distr/others/nddanger/species/myotevot.htm
Extractions: Workers will start felling more than one million trees this month to clear land for a huge new reservoir, billed as Europe's largest manmade lake and vehemently opposed by environmentalists. Clearing the land of the 1.3 million trees is expected to take a year, EDIA, the public-funded company overseeing the project, says.
Critters | Threatened & Endangered Species best examples of man s ability to revive threatened wildlife populations Federal ListingEndangered; March 11, 1967. These small brown bats are known for their http://www.agfc.com/critters/endangered_species.html
Extractions: Woodpecker, Red-Cockaded Endangered Species Management on Private Lands-Funding Sources Several federal agencies have programs that specifically provide money for management of endangered species on private lands or have general wildlife habitat enhancement programs in which landowners willing to manage endangered species on their property are more likely to receive funding. Please contact the nearest Arkansas Game and Fish Commission regional office and ask for a Private Lands Biologist who will be able to provide more information on these programs. Natural Resources Conservation Service
Big Bend Fact Sheet - Threatened & Endangered The park boasts more types of birds, bats, and cacti than any National Park, sevenspecies are officially considered federally threatened or endangered. http://www.nps.gov/bibe/teachers/factsheets/threatened.htm
Extractions: Big Bend National Park is a diverse area containing over 1,200 species of plants, 11 species of amphibians, 56 species of reptiles, 40 species of fish, 76 species of mammals, 450 species of birds and about 3,600 species of insects. The park boasts more types of birds, bats, and cacti than any other national park in the United States. Within Big Bend National Park, seven species are officially considered federally threatened or endangered. The Big Bend mosquito fish, Gambusia gaigei , is an endemic species. The only place in the world it is found is a few ponds near the Rio Grande Village. This tiny endangered fish is at risk from exotic species competition and diminishing habitat. Although never abundant, the Big Bend gambusia population is now considered stable. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service moved some of the Gambusia gaigei to a fish hatchery in Dexter, New Mexico, in the event that something should happen to the population in Big Bend National Park and a source to restock the park became necessary. Two endangered birds are found in Big Bend. Both are considered stable populations. The black-capped vireo
Extractions: Navigate The Site Home Page Stay With Us - Camping Boating Picnicking, Hiking - A Day At The Beach Land Management - Discover The Outdoors Daily Lake Reports - Weather Raystown Lake Welcomes You Need Info? What's Happening Just The Facts Search The Site Passes Available Water Safety Kids Page Allegheny Woodrat (Neotoma magister) Project Status. This mammal is declining or disappearing throughout its known range in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania lists the mammal as threatened. Management Procedures. A number of rock outcrops, which present woodrat habitat, have not yet been surveyed. Surveys should be conducted at all potential sites to confirm or deny presence. Typically rock outcrops do not receive much human impacts that would pose a threat to populations of woodrats, but a 1,000-foot buffer should be enforced when considering all proposed activities. Myotis leibii Project Status. Pennsylvania status of this mammal is threatened. This bat hibernates in caves near fairly large bodies of water. It had not been confirmed on Corps property prior to June 2001. During bat survey in both the summers of 2001 and 2002, several small footed bats including lactating females were captured and released. Management Procedures.
Extractions: AREA-[ ARTICLE ] EIGHT MORE North American bats have been added to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service list of species being considered as candidates for endangered or threatened status. This brings the total to an alarming 56 percent of our bat species that are endangered or are under consideration for listing. There are 43 bat species in the United States and Canada. Bats now have the highest percentage of endangered or candidate species among all land mammals in the United States and Canada. The new listings were included in the Federal Register published in November 1994. Although inclusion on the list is not a formal proposal for endangered or threatened status, it is the first step toward gaining official protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). All of the additional bats on the new list are Category 2 status, which means that while there is enough information to indicate that a proposal may be appropriate, conclusive data on biological vulnerability and threat are not currently available. The additional North American bats on the list are Idionycteris phyllotis (Allen's lappet-browed bat)
Extractions: Austin, Texas 78716 Updated 4/24/01 IMAGES REFERENCE INFORMATION 1. Spotted bat ( Euderma maculatum ) roosting in rock crevice (#1 of 10) The spotted bat ( Euderma maculatum ) is one of America's most striking mammals. Initially thought to be extremely rare, the spotted bat is now known to occupy a rather large range throughout western North America from southern British Columbia to northern Mexico. Spotted bats appear to feed almost exclusively on moths, using high-pitched echolocation calls that are audible to humans. This species population status is uncertain and more information is needed about its habits and life history. 2. Lesser long-nosed bat ( Leptonycteris curasoae ) in flight to saguaro flower (#2 of 10) The lesser long-nosed bat ( Leptonycteris curasoae ) is one of three North American species that feed exclusively on the fruit and nectar of night-blooming cacti including saguaro and organ pipe, as well as many species of agave. Bats are important to the reproductive biology of these plants. For example, in the absence of bats, the seed set of the agave falls to one three-thousandth of normal. Lesser long-nosed bats are found in southern Arizona, southwestern New Mexico and throughout Mexico and Baja California. In 1988, these bats were listed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as endangered. Roost disturbance and possible effects of habitat loss such as the over-harvesting of agaves in Mexico represent their primary threats.
Extractions: Representative ESA projects: Biological Assessment to evaluate impacts to the proposed mountain plover associated with the Foote Creek Rim wind plant in Wyoming. Biological Assessments and HCPs to evaluate impacts to bald eagle from wind plants in central Washington. Biological Assessments to evaluate impacts to the endangered Indiana and Virginia big-eared bats associated with wind power development in the state of West Virginia. Greybull Valley Dam and Reservoir Project Biological Assessment; Bureau of Land Management and Army Corps of Engineers. City of Buffalo, Wyoming hydropower plant site Biological Assessment; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and States West Water Resources Corporation. Wind River Indian Reservation dam modification projects Biological Assessment, Natural Resource Consulting Engineers. Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Abandoned Mine Land Program biological assessments. Assessments were written for more than 40 abandoned mine sites. Montana Department of Transportation highway reconstruction projects Biological Assessments for bull trout and west slope cutthroat trout. Black-footed ferret searches for numerous projects for the Wyoming Department of Transportation, Farmer's Home Administration, Union Pacific Resources, Department of Energy, and private oil development interests.
The Action Plan For Australian Bats - Contents Page and conservation status of Australian bat taxa, with been added for listed threatenedspecies and Critically endangered, conservation dependant and extinct in http://www.deh.gov.au/biodiversity/threatened/action/bats/
Extractions: Biodiversity Group Environment Australia, 1999 The views and opinions expressed in this report are those of the editors and contributors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Commonwealth Government, the Minister for the Environment or the Director of National Parks and Wildlife. FOREWORD Lord Howe Long-eared Bat Please Note: Under the EPBC Act new categories have been added for listed threatened species and ecological communities. Critically endangered, conservation dependant and extinct in the wild have been added to the previous categories of endangered, vulnerable and extinct for threatened species and critically endangered and vulnerable have been added to the previous category of endangered for ecological communities. Threatened Animal Species Threatened Plant Species
Advice To The Minister, Bats In summary, the Bat Action Plan assessed 10 bats as threatened (Extinct, Criticallyendangered, endangered or Vulnerable) and considered two currently listed http://www.deh.gov.au/biodiversity/threatened/species/bats.html
Extractions: (Ghost Bat) Advice to the Minister for the Environment and Heritage from the Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC) on Amendments to the List of Threatened Species under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) Scientific name, common name (where appropriate), major taxon group Action Plan for Australian Bats, specifically: International/National Context 3. How judged by TSSC in relation to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 criteria.
Endangered Animals - Newsletter threatened or endangered birds of GREAT INTERNET LINKS TO CHECK OUT Bat ConservationInternational has an abundance of information about bats of all kinds! http://www.tenan.vuurwerk.nl/tenantesan28.htm
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SPECIES STATUS DISCRIPTIONS threatened Any species which is likely to become an endangered species within nongamespecies include wild fish, wild birds, wild bats, wild reptiles http://herpcenter.ipfw.edu/outreach/misc/stat_discrpt.htm
SchoolWorld Endangered Species Project: Ghostbat They are threatened by the destruction of limestone mining it is considered that theGhost bats are small be another reason to why it is endangered in Australia http://www.schoolworld.asn.au/species/ghostbat.html
Extractions: Original artwork by Nick Nikolovski The Ghost bat is quite large in size, it is 100 -130mm long and had a forearm length of 102-112mm. The ghost bats weight varies between 140 and 165 grams. The Ghost bat is quite pale in appearance with pale grey black fur. It has very large ears which stand directly above the face. The ghost bat has large eyes and no visible tail. Ghost bats are sometimes called false vampires as it was thought that they sucked blood like the south American Vampires bats, though the ghost bats are not in fact vampires. The Ghost bat has no real predators as it is more accurately described as being the predator rather than the attacker of small creatures. The Ghost bat is a cannibal, therefore it eats all different animals. They eat birds, other bats, and small insects. Much of the prey is caught on a vertical surface, and during feeding periods it is said that the Ghost bat makes loud bird like sounds. The Ghost Bat only takes a few seconds to kill and drag the innocent prey into shelter. The Ghost bat is nocturnal, thus during broad daylight the ghost bat stays in a cave or in large cracks of rocks. It is a shy animal and therefore it is rarely seen by others.