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Bunkers offer bats refuge from killer disease

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 04:07 PM

Cold War nuclear bunkers are the latest attempt to safeguard US bat populations under attack from white-nose syndrome.

Scientists have converted two of the 43 bunkers at the former Loring Air Force Base, Maine, which has been a wildlife reserve since the mid-1990s.

The artificial hibernacula are designed to safeguard bats from the disease that was first recorded in the US in 2006.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...onment-22354517

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