August 7-9, 2019
The PZP Immunocontraception Conference, funded with a BIWFC grant and hosted by the Science and Conservation Center in Billings, Montana, will bring together representatives from various government agencies, NGO’s, tribal communities, sanctuaries, universities and international delegates who work at controlling wildlife populations with PZP Immunocontraception. They will have the opportunity to discuss successes, failures, and struggles encountered in their PZP fertility control projects. In addition, researchers, who are advancing PZP technology, will discuss and update the attendees on the current and ongoing research and share what the future of fertility control may hold.
According to SCC Executive Director, Kim Frank, being able to share information and ideas is one of the most valuable aspects of this conference. “We are super excited to bring together PZP applicators so they can not only learn from the speakers but most importantly, each other,” Frank said. For more information visit www.sccpzp.org/conference-august-7-9/.
PENNSYLVANIA URBAN DEER CONFLICT MANAGEMENT SEMINAR
The BIWFC will host seminars on how to resolve deer problems in communities and neighborhoods while helping municipalities learn effective and sustainable ways to co-exist with deer and other wildlife. These seminars are planned for later in 2019. Check back for more information.
September 22 – 26, 2019
The BIWFC will exhibit as well as present a session titled “Fertility Control to Mitigate Human-Wildlife Conflicts” at Pathways 2019: Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conference and Training. Pathways 2019, hosted by Colorado State University and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will take place at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, CO. BIWFC presenters include Audrey Delsink, Humane Society International, South Africa, Cheryl Asa, Association of Zoos and Aquarium Management Center Advisory Board, Celeste Carlisle, Return to Freedom, National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board, United States, Claire Wimpenny, Australian Capital Territory Government, Australia, Dan Salkeld, Colorado State University College of Natural Sciences and Biology, and Giovanna Massei, Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), UK. Pathways 2019 aims at bringing researchers and practitioners together that value the potential contributions of social science to the improvement of conservation management.
September 29 – October 3, 2019
The BIWFC will exhibit at The American Fisheries Society (AFS) & The Wildlife Society (TWS) 2019 Joint Conference in Reno, Nevada from September 29 through October 3. This historic joint conference at the Reno-Sparks Conference Center will offer educational and networking sessions for wildlife and fisheries professionals, educators, students, and influencers.
This free webinar will provide an overview of the management challenges posed by peri-urban kangaroo populations and will review the current state of the field of fertility control as applied to free-living kangaroo populations. Highlights include key technical and policy challenges that limit the more widespread use of fertility control to manage suburban kangaroo populations, current research directions, and the way forward. VIEW the webinar here.
From June 1 – 5, 2019 the BIWFC hosted an exhibit and sponsored a symposium on “Fertility Control to Mitigate Human-Wildlife Conflicts” at the International Urban Wildlife Conference 2019 in Portland, Oregon. Hosted by the Urban Wildlife Working Group of The Wildlife Society, this conference focuses on critical urban wildlife issues. READ MORE.
The BIWFC hosted the Pennsylvania Deer Conflict Management Seminar on Monday, March 25 in Harrisburg, PA. This free seminar provided information on how to resolve deer problems in communities and neighborhoods while helping municipalities learn effective and sustainable ways to co-exist with deer and other wildlife. Subsequent seminars are planned for the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh areas later in 2019. CLICK HERE to read more.
The BIWFC hosted a Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Fertility Control Workshop in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on November 8, 2018. This unique workshop convened researchers, professionals, and government officials to discuss the implementation of fertility control to manage free-roaming horses and burros. To read more and to see speaker presentations CLICK HERE.
The Botstiber Institute for Wildlife Fertility Control hosted a webinar exploring the major advances in the field of wildlife fertility control over the last 10 years. CLICK HERE to view the webinar.
To further advance the BIWFC goal of educating the public about fertility control as a wildlife management option, the Institute is producing a video about BIWFC and on-going wildlife fertility control efforts. Members of the BIWFC staff have recently traveled to Montana, Colorado and Assateague Island in Maryland to videotape wildlife for this project. READ MORE.
This workshop was held in Tarrytown, NY on May 2, and included presentations from professionals on urban deer management planning, surgical sterilization project planning, immunocontraception research, and federal and state regulations. READ MORE.
On July 18 – 21, 2017, the Botstiber Institute for Wildlife Fertility Control hosted the 8th International Conference on Wildlife Fertility Control in Washington, DC. The conference was a continuation of an international forum on research into the management of wildlife populations through contraception that began 30 years ago. More than 100 attendees from 12 countries were in attendance. READ MORE