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9th  International Conference on Wildlife Fertility Control Speaker Presentations

During the 9th International Conference on Wildlife Fertility Control nearly 40 speakers from 14 countries and 24 U.S. states discussed the role of fertility control in mitigating human wildlife conflicts as well as the development of wildlife fertility control methods. You will find their presentations below.


Opening Plenary 

Special Guest Speaker

CREATING CONNECTIONS TO INCREASE ACCETANCE AND USE OF FERTILITY CONTROL FOR WILDLIFE POPULATIONS MANAGEMENT
Cheryl Asa, Advisory Board Chair Association for Zoos and Aquariums Reproductive Management Center, USA


Session 1: Human Dimensions

CHECK YOUR ASSUMPTIONS! THE IMPORTANCE OF HUMAN DIMENSIONS RESEARCH IN WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT

Keith Carlisle, USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspections Service, National Wildlife Research Center, USA


Session 2: Recent Research In Contraceptive Methods

INFERTILITY AND BEYOND: THE EFFECT OF CONTRACEPTION ON LITTER SIZE

Rebecca Pinkham, National Wildlife Management Centre, Animal and Plant Health Agency, UK

GENE DRIVE FOR CONTROLLING INVASIVE VERTEBRATED AND RISK MITIGATION APPROACHES
Antoinette Piaggio, US Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services, national Wildlife Research Center, USA


Session 3: Advancement in Practical Application

LONG-TERM IMMUNOCONTRACEPTION TO MANAGE FERAL CATTLE IN HONG KONG

Giovanna Massei, BIWFC Europe, UK, Animal and Plant Health Agency, UK

CONTROLLING URBAN PIGEON (COLUMBA LIVIA) POPULATION HUMANELY

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Marco Pellizzari, ACME Srl, Italy

HOP TO IT! ADVANCING FERTILITY CONTROL FOR KANGAROO MANAGEMENT IN AUSTRALIA

Catherine Herbert, University of Sydney, Australia

FERTILITY CONTROL OF WILD BOAR IN NORTH-EASTERN SPAIN: A PILOT STUDY IN URBAN AREAS

Manel Lopez-Bejar, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain


Session 4: ADVANCEMENT IN IDENTIFICATION AND DELIVERY METHODS 

DELIVERING ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES TO GREY SQUIRRELS
Sarah Beatham, National Wildlife Management Centre Animal and Plant Health Agency, UK
(presented by Giovanna Massei)


Session 6: MODELING, MONITORING, AND DATA MANAGEMENT

MODELLING THE MANAGEMENT OF AN INVASIVE SPECIES AT LANDSCAPE SCALE: ARE ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES THE MISSING INGREDIENT FOR SUCCESS?
Simon Croft, National Wildlife Management Centre, Animal and Plant Health Agency, UK


Session 7: WELFARE IMPLICATIONS OF FERTILTY CONTROL

APPLICATIONS OF FERTILITY CONTROL TO IMPROVE WILD ANIMAL WELFARE
Simon Eckerström Liedholm, Wild Animal Initiative, USA

MEASURING THE WELFARE IMPACT OF FERTILITY CONTROL
Heather Browning, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

OPTIMIZING POPULATION DENSITY FOR WILD ANIMALS’ WELFARE
Luke Hecht, Wild Animal Initiative, USA


SESSION 8: REGULATORY, LEGAL, AND POLITICAL CHALLENGES

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF OVOCONTROL® (NICARBAZIN 0.5%)
Erick Wolf, Innolytics, LLC, USA


SESSION 9: SOCIAL-ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF FERTILITY CONTROL METHODS 

THE SHIFTING CONTEXT OF FERTILITY CONTROL WITHIN CONSERVATION PRACTICE
Paul Cryer, African Conservation Trust, South Africa.

TESTING A GNRH VACCINE TOWARDS THE MANAGEMENT OF FERAL HIPPOPOTAMI IN COLOMBIA
Jason Bruemmer, USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, National Wildlife Research Center, USA.

DEER IMPACT MANAGEMENT IN NEW YORK CITY
Sarah Grimke Aucoin, New York City Parks and Recreation, USA