2022 Conference Photos

Day I – Monday, May 23, 2022

Monday, May 23, 2022, was the opening day of the 9th International Conference on Wildlife Fertility Control in Colorado Springs. The day began with registration, breakfast, and several presentations before the arrival of the Honorable Jared Polis, Governor of Colorado. Governor Polis spoke about the need  for compassionate, humane methods in managing wild horse populations.

The Opening  Plenary  session included a presentation by David Jenkins, Assistant Director, Resources and Planning, BLM, U.S. Department of Interior, titled “Wild equid fertility control and stakeholder engagement.” Cheryl Asa, Advisory Board Chair, Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Reproductive Management Center, presented “Creating connections to increase acceptance and use of fertility control for wildlife population management.”

Throughout the day presentations were given in the following sessions: “Human Dimensions,” “Recent Research in Contraceptive Methods,” and “Advancement in Practical Applications.” There were 16 presentations with speakers hailing from the US, UK, Italy, Australia and Spain.

The Poster Presentation session took place in the evening of Day 1 providing another opportunity for attendees to share information as well as network. The presentations were followed by a reception featuring a lively virtual Q & A with Bestselling Author Mary Roach focusing on her book “FUZZ: When Nature Breaks the Law.”  Click here for more photos of  Day 1.

Day 2 – Tuesday, May 24, 2022

The second day of the 9th International Conference on Wildlife Fertility Control included sessions on Advancement in Identification and Delivery Methods, Modelling, Monitoring and Data Management, Welfare Implications of Fertility Control and Regulatory, Legal, and Political Challenges. In addition, two break-out sessions were held – one on Scenario Deliberations to Engage Stakeholders and the other on Discussion Meeting on Human-Wildlife Interface: The Indian Scenario. Nearly 20 speakers representing government agencies, non-profit organizations, and higher education, and hailing from the US, UK, South Africa and India, made presentations. The day ended with another Poster Session and a buffet dinner. Click here for more photos of Day 2.

Day 3 – Wednesday, May 25, 2022

The final day of the 9th International Conference on Wildlife Fertility Control included a session on Social-Economic Aspects of Fertility Control Methods and a breakout session on The Future of Fertility Control. The closing session engaged participants in developing a list of priorities and approaches for educating and engaging diverse stakeholders world-wide in the advancement of a scientific field that is both species-specific and dependent upon place-based strategies. Click here to see photos from Day 3.