Wapiabi Cave closure
As of July 16, 2010 the Wapiabi Cave north of Nordegg is closed to reduce the risk of white-nose syndrome (WNS) infection in bats.
Bats in these caves are susceptible to WNS, a fungus that has caused the mortality of large numbers of hibernating bats in caves Eastern Canada and the United States. Public exploring the caves are suspected of introducing the fungus and infecting the bats.
- Alberta Parks Advisory – Closure – Cadomin Cave Closure – White-Nose Syndrome Risk
- Fact Sheet – White-Nose Syndrome (Geomyces destructans) in Alberta
- News: Cave closed (Wapiabi) to reduce risk of bat disease spreading to Alberta (July 16, 2010)
- News: Risk of deadly bat disease spreading to Alberta closes popular cave (May 14, 2010)