June 17 – 18, 2024   

University of York, York, United Kingdom

The BIWFC Europe will host a workshop on fertility control and wildlife coexistence in Europe on the campus of the University of York, in York, UK, on June 17 and 18, 2024.

This two day workshop will illustrate and promote discussions on practical examples and applications of wildlife fertility control in various European contexts. The first day will be dedicated to talks on wildlife fertility control in relation to zoonotic diseases, rewilding, non-native species, urban and rural areas, and national parks. The second day will focus on group discussions on opportunities and challenges of implementing wildlife fertility control for different species across a range of contexts. 

Attendees will include representatives from public and private sectors, academia, practitioners and non-government organizations. 

Check back for more information in the coming months.

Organizing Committee

Giovanna Massei
BIWFC Europe
University of York, UK

Kay Haw
The UK Squirrel Accord, UK

Veronica Cowl
Reproductive Management Group Coordinator, Chester Zoo, UK and European Association of Zoos
and Aquaria, Netherlands

Andrea Monaco
Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research, Italy

Piran White
Deputy Director
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability Directorate,
University of York, UK

Jens Jacob
Senior Researcher
Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, Rodent Research, Germany

Manel Lopez Bejar
Dean of the Faculty
Veterinary Medicine, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain

Antonio Varcasia
Professor of Parasitology
University of Sassari, Italy

Stephanie Boyles Griffin
BIWFC Advisory Committee, USA