General Information

Guidelines to Prevent the Spread of White-Nose Syndrome in Bats

DOI, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Northeast Region

Human cavers may inadvertently spread a fungus thought to cause white-nose syndrome in bats. Thousands of bats in the Northeast have succumbed to the disease. This site provides recommended procedures to prevent the spread of the disease.


Animal Pathogen News

Read more Invasive Species News from various sources. Subscribe to Invasive Species News (Email)


Fowlpox (Avipoxvirus) Photo by Wallace R. Hansen. DOI, USGS National Invasive Species Information Center

USDA, National Agricultural Library

Gateway to invasive species information; covering Federal, State, local, and International sources.


National Invasive Species Council Logo National Invasive Species Council

For policy questions contact the National Invasive Species Council, an inter-Departmental council that helps to coordinate and ensure complementary, cost-efficient and effective Federal activities regarding invasive species.


100 of the World's Worst Invasive Alien Species

ICUN, Invasive Species Specialist Group

A selection of alien species illustrating the variety of species capable of establishing and dominating new places. The species were selected from the Global Invasive Species Database,


Microbial Species not Established in the U.S.

USDA, National Agricultural Library, National Invasive Species Information Center

A select list of plant and animal pathogens providing examples of why we must increase efforts in early detection and rapid response to prevent new introductions.


Healthy Animals Newsletter

USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

A quarterly Web bulletin of animal health-related research news.