BIWFC Participates in PATHWAYS 2019
The BIWFC served as a sponsor of the PATHWAYS 2019: Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conference and Training held at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, Colorado from September 22 -26, 2019. BIWFC also sponsored a session titled “Fertility Control to Mitigate Human-Wildlife Conflicts” which included the following presentations:
Wildlife Fertility Control – Are we there yet?
Cheryl Asa, Association of Zoos and Aquarium Management Center Advisory Board
Wild Equid Management – The Role of Fertility Control
Celeste Carlisle, Return to Freedom, National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board, United States
Fertility Control to Mitigate Conflicts with African Elephants
Audrey Delsink, Humane Society International, South Africa
Too Many Wild Pigs? Different Population Management Approaches
Giovanna Massei, Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), UK
Urban Prairie Dog Management Using Non-lethal Reproductive Control
Dan Salkeld, Colorado State University College of Natural Sciences and Biology
Fertility Control for Managing Peri-urban Kangaroos in Australia
Claire Wimpenny, Australian Capital Territory Government, Australia
Pathways 2019 brought together researchers and practitioners that value the potential contributions of social science to the improvement of conservation management. Nearly 300 people representing 57 universities and research institutes, and 60 zoos, agencies, governmental and non-governmental organizations from 15 different countries attended the conference. They participated in discussion and collaboration towards increasing the capacity for human-wildlife coexistence around the globe.