A bat box is a simple way to provide additional roosting habitat for bats, but little is known about bat box use in Canada.
World Wildlife Day: Bats need the Boreal
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) and a local wildlife expert are calling for protection of the boreal forest in Manitoba as a critical measure to ensure the survival of endangered little brown (Myotis lucifugus) and northern long-eared bats (Myotis septentrionalis).
Going to bat for endangered dwellers of darkness
It is the time of year when many of us embrace the darkness a little tighter than usual and while our eyesight is adjusted to the shadows it’s a perfect opportunity to bring attention to species’ that rarely get the spotlight.
Fisher Bay: Protecting Crucial Habitat for Manitoba’s Bats
Spanning over 800 km2, the Fisher Bay Reserve is located 2 hours north of Winnipeg and sits within a vast stretch of boreal forest. In order to preserve the healthy landscape, the Fisher Bay Provincial Park was established in 2011, keeping the wide range of natural features – from forests, bogs, and beaches – available for an array of wildlife. The park boasts a range of species encompassing white-tailed deer, elk, moose, red fox, and many birds and fish. The land is maintained for recreational use, protecting the wildness from mining, logging, oil, gas, and hydroelectric development. Moreover, by eliminating the impact of industrial developments, critical habitats remain for endangered species such as the piping plover…
Baffled biologists scramble to unlock secrets of disease killing millions of hibernating bats
If you're trying to evoke sympathy for the plight of threatened animals, it's relatively easy to drum up support for charismatic creatures like pandas, polar bears or baby seals. Hence … Read More
Group fears for moose, bats at Nopiming and Fisher Bay
The plummeting moose population in Nopiming Provincial Park demonstrates the animals need more space if they are going to survive, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society said Friday.
Fisher Bay bats potential provincial park tourist attraction
While Fisher River Chief David Crate and Ron Thiessen, executive director of the Manitoba chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS), are pleased the province will designate the … Read More
Save the little bats
The article Tiny bats give hope to proposal for park (March 4) highlights another species dependent on Manitoba’s boreal forests for its survival. As Craig Willis describes, Fisher Bay’s large … Read More
Wildlife biologist calls Fisher Bay crucial habitat for Little Brown Bats
WINNIPEG, March 3, 2010 Dr. Craig Willis, a wildlife biologist from the University of Winnipeg, shared his enthusiasm for the flying mammals to 25-30 youth at a special “Bat Talk” … Read More
Fisher River Cree Nation: Guardians of Mother Earth
Growing up in Manitoba’s Interlake, you can’t help but have an appreciation of the wilderness around you. If you are away from it for any period of time, the lake … Read More
Establish provincial park
Fisher River Cree Nation has put a lot of work into making the Fisher Bay Provincial Park a reality, and a lot of time; indeed a heinous amount of time. … Read More