WILDLIFE FERTILITY CONTROL IN THE NEWS


BLM BEGINS NEW FERTILITY CONTROL TRIAL ON WILD HORSES AND BURROS
The AG Information Network  reported that the Bureau of Land Management has begun testing a oocyte growth factor vaccine as new fertility control method for wild horses.


SALT RIVER’S WILD HORSES THRIVE WITH THE HELP OF LOVING VOLUNTEERS  Arizona NBC News12 reports that the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group, with oversight from the Arizona Department of Agriculture, has been able to begin a breeding system that includes safe and effective birth control for the females in the herd.


BLM FINALIZES NEW WILD HORSE MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR SPRING CREEK BASIN 
According to The Journal.com the BLM finalized a new plan for managing wild horses in Spring Creek Basin in southwest Colorado that builds upon current fertility control practices.


RICHMOND HEIGHTS COUNCIL SEEKS BEST WAY TO REDUCE CITY’S DEER POPULATION 
Cleveland.com reported that several communities in Cleveland Ohio are considering fertility control to manage growing deer populations.


SOUTH EUCLID EXAMINES STERILIZATION AS MEANS TO CONTROL DEAR POPULATION
Cleveland.com reports the South Euclid, Ohio City Council is looking into a multi-faceted approach to limiting the area’s deer population that includes a sterilization program.


TITUS AMENDMENT DIRECTS $11 MILLION TO WILD HORSE BIRTH CONTROL PROGRAM
The Nevada Current reports that the House of Representatives has approved $102.6 million for the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro Program, a portion of which will be spent on implementing a humane fertility control vaccine used to manage wild horse populations.


 IT’S NOT TOO LATE: GOVERNMENT LOOKS FOR SOLUTION TO GROWING WILD HORSE POPULATION IN AMERICA WEST
ABC News’ Chief Meteorologist Ginger Zee reports on the thousands of wild horses roaming free in the western U.S., and what the government and activists say needs to happen.


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.