American bats are declining — here’s why By Cyrus Crevits American bats are disappearing. Bat populations have sharply declined in the last decade, losing a third to a half of the total population. But what caused this change that lead many bats to be classified as endangered? The answer is simple: a fungus. The fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans, a cold-loving organism that infects.. Read more » The post American bats are declining — here’s why appeared first on Earth Day Network.