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The Botstiber Institute For Wildlife Fertility Control Exists To Advance Effective, Sustainable Methods Of Wildlife Fertility Control


Upcoming Events



The BIWFC will launch the Pennsylvania Urban Deer Conflict Management Seminar Series tentatively scheduled to begin in March 2019. This series, which will take place at various locations throughout the state, aims to educate the public on urban and suburban deer conflict management planning. The seminars will provide the knowledge, tools and resources to encourage communities to solve the management issues while co-existing with deer and other wildlife. Check back for more information.


International Urban Wildlife Conference, June 2-5, 2019

The BIWFC will exhibit 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.


AFS & TWS 2019 Joint Conference, Sept. 29 – Oct. 3, 2019

The BIWFC will exhibit at the 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.

Recent Events

Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Fertility Control Workshop 

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.

State of the Field Webinar

Wildlife Fertility Control to Mitigate Human -Wildlife Conflicts

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.


BIWFC hosted an exhibit and reception at The Wildlife Society’s 25th Annual Conference in Cleveland. The conference took place in the Huntington Convention Center and included more than 1600 attendees. In addition, two BIWFC Advisory Board members presented papers during the conference. 


Past Events

BIWFC Video Crew Travels West to Film Wildlife 

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.

BIWFC Participates in ACC&D 6th International Symposium

The Botstiber Institute for Wildlife Fertility Control (BIWFC) attended the 6th International Symposium on Non-Surgical Contraceptive Methods of Pet Population Control hosted by the Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs (ACC&D) in Boston, MA in late July. In addition to serving as a symposium sponsor BIWFC also hosted an exhibit table and participated in several sessions. READ MORE.

Urban Deer Fertility Control Workshop

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.

8th International Conference on Wildlife Fertility Control

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