PRESS RELEASE

July 1, 2021

New Film Addresses the Importance of Wildlife Fertility Control

“An Overview of Wildlife Fertility Control” is now available for viewing

Over the last 20 years, there has been an increase in human-wildlife conflicts due to expanding human populations encroaching on wildlife habitats. Traditional methods to resolve such conflicts have focused primarily on lethal management. Today, using lethal methods to mitigate human-wildlife conflicts may be socially and/or politically unacceptable, logistically unfeasible, and ultimately, ineffective.

In the late 20th century, wildlife fertility control arose as a field of study in human-wildlife conflict mitigation. To educate the public about the field and create connections between wildlife managers, researchers, and advocates, The Botstiber Institute for Wildlife Fertility Control (BIWFC) has produced a unique educational film titled “An Overview of Wildlife Fertility Control.”  

This groundbreaking film, which took nearly two years to complete, presents a clear, concise, and informative overview of the field covering ongoing research as well as related projects in the United States. The film includes numerous interviews with experts in the field in addition to beautiful footage of free-roaming horses, burros, white-tailed deer, prairie dogs, elephants, and more.

Recent viewers of “An Overview of Wildlife Fertility Control” have called it, “an excellent and informative introduction to wildlife fertility control;” “really useful for knowledge sharing;” and “a well-done presentation addressing some of the important issues of wildlife population control.” The film runs 15 minutes in length and is free to view on the BIWFC website.

The Botstiber Institute for Wildlife Fertility Control is a non-profit organization, headquartered in Media, PA, which aims to advance the use of effective, sustainable fertility control methods to mitigate human-wildlife conflicts and promote coexistence worldwide. Established in 2016 as a partnership between The Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation and The Humane Society of the United States, The BIWFC marks its fifth anniversary this year. To view the film and learn more visit www.wildlifefertilitycontrol.org.

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Contact: Rose Lombardo, rlombardo@botstiber.org