The Conversation explains the detrimental ecological and economical effect grey squirrels have on the United Kingdom. Decades of ineffective culls have led the government to support oral contraception of grey squirrels to manage their populations humanely.
The Augusta Free Press outlines the process of implementing a contraception project for birds, starting with which species fall under the pest category and ending with long-term expectations.
KSAZ-TV (FOX 10) News in Phoenix, AZ posted a story about the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group using darts to inject birth control into the Salt River Wild Horses in an effort to stabilize their population growth and prevent them from having to be removed from their natural habitat.
The BBC News reports that the UK government is supporting a project to control grey squirrel populations by using oral contraceptives.
INVASION OF THE HIPPOS: COLOMBIA IS RUNNING OUT OF TIME TO TACKLE PABLO ESCOBAR’S WILDEST LEGACY
The Washington Post reports on efforts to control the population growth of the hippos smuggled into Colombia by drug kingpin Pablo Escobar.
PROGRAM MANAGING WILD HORSE POPULATION
An article in The Fountain Hills Times reports that the all-volunteer fertility control program for the Salt River wild horses has reduced the number of foals born from more than 100 in 2019 to just 16 in 2020. The program is a cooperation between the federal government (USFS), the Arizona state government (AZDA) and the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group (SRWHMG).