WILDLIFE FERTILITY CONTROL IN THE NEWS


DEER POPULATIONS DOWN 24% IN STATEN ISLAND
According to ABC7NY Staten Island’s deer population has decreased 24% since 2017.   An 84% decrease in births is connected to the number of deer that have been sterilized.


BLM REPORT TO CONGRESS ON WILD HORSES AND BURROS FALLS SHORT ON FERTILITY CONTROL
The Humane Society of the United States calls on the BLM to focus on “safe, proven and humane fertility control” for wild horses and burros instead of large-scale gathers.

FIGHT AGAINST ANTS GOES AERIAL
According to The Maui News birth control is being used to control infestations of little fire ants in Hawaii. A non-toxic bait is being sprayed from helicopters to stop ants from reproducing.


I-TEAM: EXAMINING METHODS TO CONTROL WILD HORSE POPULATION
CBS affiliate KLAS TV Channel 8 reported on the success of a wild horse fertility control program, which is a partnership between the American Wild Horse Campaign and the Nevada Department of Agriculture on the Virginia Range.


WYOMING WOMAN HELPS WILD HORSES IN 25TH YEAR AS A VOLUNTEER, EVEN AMID COVID-19
“Little old ladies need to stay busy and what better way than helping out wild horses?,” said 82 year old Ada Inbody. The Oil City News reports on Ada and her 25 years as a volunteer.


AT LEAST SEVEN MORE FOALS EXPECTED ON ASSATEAGUE THIS YEAR 
According to The Dispatch the National Park Service contraceptive program on Assateague Island National Seashore is in an adaptive management phase with the goal of increasing the horse population to the range of 80 -100.


VOLUNTEERS WORK TO REDUCE WILD HORSE POPULATION
The Nevada Current reported on the first anniversary of a cooperative agreement between the American Wild Horse Campaign and the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) to implement a fertility control program for the Nevada Virginia Range horses.


BIRTH CONTROL PILLS FOR ZIM ELEPHANTS 
The Zimbabwe Daily reports that Parliament is proposing fertility control to manage the growing number of elephants.


BLM TO TEST FERTILITY VACCINE AS A WAY TO MANAGE WILD HORSES
The Las Vegas Sun reports the BLM in Nevada plans to administer a single-dose contraceptive vaccine on 16 wild mares in a study to determine whether the oocyte growth factor vaccine is an effective fertility control method.

A MUSTANG CRISIS LOOMS IN THE WEST
The New York Times reports on the federal wild horse management program and it’s lack of funds and options to handle the growing number of wild horses in America’s West.

PROTECTING THEIR FREEDOM: ‘THE MUSTANGS: AMERICA’S WILD HORSES’ TO PREMIERE AT SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The Santa Barbara News-Press reports on the documentary “The Mustangs: America’s Wild Horses,” produced by Mr. Steven Latham. In his film Latham covers the use of fertility control to manage the free roaming horse and burro populations.


PLANS TO PUT GREY SQUIRRELS ON THE PILL TO STOP THEM DAMAGING BRISTOL’S TREES
The Bristol Post reports that experts in the UK are considering putting grey squirrels on contraceptive pills as part of a bid to reduce their numbers and protect the country’s trees.

TAMING AN AMERICAN ICON: A PLAN TO CURB WILD HORSES, AND SAVE THE WEST 
In this article The Christian Science Monitor explores the different viewpoints of The Path Forward plan that attempts to protect the ecosystem and the wild horses in the American West by using a combination of round-ups and fertility control.


FLORIDA WILDLIFE OFFICIALS LOOK TO ADDRESS BEAR POPULATION WITHOUT HUNTING
News4JAX in Florida reported on a proposed black bear population management plan in Jacksonville that includes fertility control.


CONTROVERSIAL PLAN TO FIX WILD-HORSE PROBLEM HAS D.C. BACKING
The Las Vegas Sun reports that the Senate Appropriations Committee approved an additional $35 million toward a large-scale plan to implement safe and humane tools to curb wild horse and burro population growth. Key to this program will be long-acting fertility control.

DEER DECKED OUT FOR COLOURFUL CONTRACEPTION CAMPAIGN
The Oak Bay News reports that does in Oak Bay, Victoria, British Columbia, are wearing colorful accessories as part of an immuno-contraceptive campaign.


INSTEAD OF KILLING PRAIRIE DOGS, RESEARCHERS CONSIDER BIRTH CONTROL
KUNC, Community Radio of Northern Colorado, reports that researchers are looking into treating prairie dogs with birth control. The article features Botstiber Institute grantee, Dan Salkeld.


CITY GRAPPLES OVER GROWING DEER POPULATION 
The Webster-Kirkwood Times reported that birth control has been proposed as one solution to stemming a growing deer population in Des Peres, MO.


FOR WILD HORSES ACCUSTOMED TO HUMANS, FERTILITY CONTROL CAN WORK
KUNR Public Radio reports on at project involving the administration of PZP to Nevada’s Virginia Range wild horses in effort to manage their growing population.


SENATORS URGE BLM TO ABANDON PLAN TO SPAY MUSTANG MARES
TheHORSE.com reported that a group of U.S. senators asked to actively peruse humane and scientifically supported fertility control projects to control herd growth at the Warm Springs Horse Management Area (HMA) in Oregon.


DEER DILEMMA FORUM: LETHAL VS. NON-LETHAL OPTIONS DISCUSSED
According to Pascack Press half of the Bergen County NJ council opposes hunting but a hunt is the only state approved method for reducing deer population.


OVOCONTROL P NOW AVAILABLE IN MEXICO
Pest Control Technology, pctonline.come, reports that OvoControl P, birth control for pigeons, is now available through distribution in Mexico. It is already registered in 49 US states and Canada.


FARMERS COME UP WITH INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS TO MONKEY MENACE
The Star reports how Paul Kamuya has invented a trap to humanely capture the monkeys that have become detrimental to Kenyan Farmers and their source of income.


BIRTH CONTROL FOR KOALAS? HORMONE IMPLANT SET TO CONTROL BOOMING NUMBERS IN PARTS OF ADELAIDE
ABC News reports that a koala fertility program is being implemented in parts of South Australia in an effort to control booming numbers.


INDIA’S MONKEYS KEEP KILLING PEOPLE, SO SCIENTISTS ARE TRYING RADICAL NEW STERILISATION STRATEGIES
Because of the continued incidences of aggression between macaques and the Indian people the government is considering immunocontraception. An article in The Gizmodo explains the challenges of this approach.


STATEN ISLAND’S DEER POPULATION DOWN 15% SINCE 2017, CITY SAYS 
According to a silive.com article, three years after the start of the city’s deer impact management plan, Mayor Bill DiBlasio announced the plan is working.


PROPOSAL OFFERS BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR WILD HORSES AND BURROS
A Humane World reports The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF) collaborated with animal welfare, wild horse advocacy, and conservation and rangeland management stakeholders to develop a proposal for the non-lethal and humane care of wild horses and burros.


AG DEPT. AND HORSE CAMPAIGN SIGN DEAL FOR HORSE BIRTH CONTROL
Nevada’s ABC affiliate KOLO TV8 reported that the Nevada Department of Agriculture and the American Wild Horse Campaign have signed a non-exclusive agreement to use fertility control to reduce population growth rates among the Virginia Range horses.


CONTROL ELEPHANT POPULATION: FORMER WII DEAN
The Hindu reports that A. J. T. Johnsingh, former dean of the Wildlife Institute of India, believes that contraception could be a tool for elephants.


AS HONG KONG GROWS, LOCALS CONTEND WITH A BIG FAT HAIRY WILDLIFE PROBLEM
The LA Times reports that birth control is being used to control the wild boar population in Hong Kong. Additional information can be found in the South China Morning Post.

B.C.’S SOLUTION TO TACKLING THE PIGEON PROBLEM ON SKYTRAIN? BIRTH CONTROL
According to Global News Canada TransLink and the BC SPCA have developed a pilot project to help reduce the pigeon population at Vancouver’s VCC-Clark SkyTrain Station by using birth control. Additional articles can be found in  The Star Vancouver and Mass Transit Magazine.


ESQUIMALT COUNCILLOR CALLS FOR DEER BIRTH-CONTROL PROGRAM
A councillor in Esquimalt, British Colombia, believes the Oak Bay birth-control program for black-tailed deer should be expanded to other jurisdictions.


OAK BAY DEER COUNTED, SETTING STAGE FOR BIRTH CONTROL
CTV News reported that the Vancouver Island district of Oak Bay has begun a three-year program to manage their deer population with fertility control methods.


HEAD OF THE HARBOR TO TEST NEW TECH TO HELP MANAGE DEER POPULATION
Newsday reports that representatives from the Humane Society of the United States and Tufts University presented a high-tech alternative to recreational hunting of white-tailed deer in Head of the Harbor on the North Shore of Long Island.


MONKEYS TERRORISE VILLAGE, RESIDENTS MULL BIRTH CONTROL PILLS
The Star reported that Kenya Wildlife Services attempted to trap and remove the monkeys, with no success. The women plan to feed birth control pills to the monkeys as a last resort.


KARNATAKA ZOOS TO HOST PROJECT ON ANIMAL POPULATION MANAGEMENT 
TheHindu.com reports the Karnataka zoos plan to host a project on animal population management of species involved in man-animal conflict in the country.


DONKEY REFUGE WHERE BURROS BECOME COYOTE-KICKING LIVESTOCK GUARDIANS 
This article about a California donkey sanctuary offers a good summary of the history of burros in the U.S., their plight now, and their guarding skills.


LOOKING FOR THE MAGIC FIX TO CONTROL ELK
The Daily Astorian reports on the debate between culling and the use of contraceptives in controlling elk populations and limiting risk of human-wildlife conflicts.


OH DEER: HASTINGS ON HUDSON PROGRAM USES CONTRACEPTION TO REDUCE FAWN RATE


NOVEL STUDY SHOWS PROMISE FOR MANAGING WILD HORSE POPULATIONS


MANAGING MONKEYS IN THAILAND


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SOUTHERN AFRICA HAS TOO MANY ELEPHANTS AND LIONS. IS CONTRACEPTION THE ANSWER?


VILLAGE SHARES DATA ON DEER CONTROL EFFORT


STATE ALLOWS ACTIVIST GROUP TO HELP MANAGE SALT RIVER WILD HORSES


HERE’S WHY MONKEY MENACE IS NEEDLING DELHI


STATEN ISLAND FAWNING OVER REDUCED DEER POPULATION THANKS TO VASECTOMIES


A DAY ON THE RANGE: POPULATION CONTROL FOR PRYOR MOUNTAIN WILD MUSTANGS


BIRTH CONTROL FOR PROBLEM ANIMALS: WHICH DRUG, HOW TO ADMINISTER IT


PILOT PROJECT IN WASHINGTON, DC PUTS MALL RATS ON BIRTH CONTROL


A COUNTRY BURSTING WITH PEOPLE WANTS TO CONTROL ITS ANIMAL POPULATION


WORKSHOP STRESSES ON BIRTH CONTROL OF WILD ELEPHANTS


BIRTH CONTROL FOR WILD HORSES IS THE OBVIOUS ALTERNATIVE TO MASS KILLING