The BIWFC aims to stimulate vital discussion, collaboration and networking by sponsoring and participating in worldwide wildlife events. 


* indicates events taking place outside the United States

* European Vertebrate Pest Management Conference 
August 28 – September 1, 2023 in Florence, Italy 

The BIWFC will serve as a sponsor of the 13th European Vertebrate Pest Management Conference in Florence, Italy from August 28 – September 1. In addition BIWFC will also host  a session on fertility control which will be chaired by BIWFC Europe Director Giovanna Massei. Giovanna has also has been invited to serve as a Plenary Speaker at the conference. This conference series aims to bring together experts in vertebrate management and conservation, allows them to share their expertise and the latest advances, and increase worldwide collaboration. Click Here for more information on the fertility control session.

Penn Annual Conference 2023

September 28 – 29, 2023 in Swarthmore, PA, USA 

The BIWFC will serve as a sponsor of the 2023 Penn Annual Conference on September 28 & 29 in Swarthmore, PA. This event is Pennsylvania Veterinary School’s annual continuing education conference, an educational, networking and social event. Lectures are given by many of Penn Vet’s board certified specialists as well as alumni and guest speakers from around the country. Click here for more information.

* Animal Grantmakers Annual Conference 
October 22 – 25, 2023 in Philadelphia, PA, USA 

The BIWFC will serve as a sponsor of  the 2023 Animal Grantmakers Annual Conference held on October 22 – 25 in Philadelphia, Pa. This year’s theme will be “All Together Now, A Declaration of Interdependence.”  Click Here for more information.

The Wildlife Society’s 30th Annual Conference
November 6 – 9, 2023 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA

BIWFC will sponsor and exhibit at The Wildlife Society’s (TWS) 30th Annual Conference in Louisville, Kentucky from November 6 to 9, 2023.  The TWS mission is “To inspire, empower, and enable wildlife professionals to sustain wildlife populations and their habitats through science-based management and conservation.”  Conference attendees typically hail from all 50 U.S. states, several Canadian provinces, sovereign tribes, and beyond, and include researchers, executives, technicians, professors, land managers, decision-makers, policy analysts, statisticians, students, and more. For more information Click Here.

Recent Events

Taking Action for Animals

The BIWFC served as a sponsor for the  2023 Taking Action for Animals (TAFA) conference in Springfield, Illinois from August 4 – 6, 2023. More than 125 Humane Society of the United States volunteers, advocates and animal welfare organizations from across the country gathered for one shared goal: to better the lives of animals and people alike. Click Here for more information.

* EAZA Zoo and Wildlife Health Conference

The BIWFC hosted a workshop in Valencia, Spain at The Zoo & Wildlife Health Conference on Wednesday June 7, 2023 titled Challenges with Fertility Control in the Wild. Led by BIWFC Europe Director Giovanna Massei and Veterinarian and Member of the European College of Zoological Medicine Yedra Feltrer-Rambaud, this workshop allowed attendees to analyze criteria used to consider the use of fertility control to resolve human-wildlife conflict.

PATHWAYS 2023 – Managing Wildlife in an Era of Mutulism

The BIWFC hosted a session titled Human Dimensions of Fertility Control to Mitigate Human-Wildlife Conflicts, at the 2023 Pathways conference in Fort Collins, CO from May 31 – June 3, 2023.  BIWFC also served as a sponsor of this conference. Pathways: Human Dimensions of Wildlife is a conference and training program designed to address the myriad issues that arise as people and wildlife struggle to coexist in a sustainable and healthy manner. The 2023 conference was cosponsored by the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA). Click Here for more.

*Reproductive Management Course – Open Online Course 

The BIWFC helped fund this online course which provided an overview of what reproductive management is and how it may be brought into management and veterinary decisions to improve the sustainability of in and ex situ animal management. Participants learned how to practically apply reproductive management to the individuals and populations they manage. In addition to BIWFC, the Morris Animal Foundation and Chester Zoo also provided funding to set up and launch this course.

20th Wildlife Damage Management Conference 

The BIWFC sponsored the 20th Wildlife Damage Management Conference held in Logan, Utah on April 17 – 20, 2023. The conference was hosted by The Wildlife Society’s Wildlife Damage Management Working Group. The theme of this conference was Entering New Territory – Navigating Wildlife Interactions in a post-Covid Society. Click Here for more information.

* International Conference on Human-Wildlife Conflict & Coexistence 

BIWFC staff members attended and present at the International Conference on Human-Wildlife Conflict and Coexistence,  hosted by the IUCN Species Survival Commission Human-Wildlife Conflict Task Force in Oxford, UK from March 30 to April 1, 2023. Giovanna Massei, Director of BIWFC Europe, presented on “The Other Side of Human-Wildlife Conflicts: A Global Perspective on Fertility Control to Manage Overabundant Wildlife.” The conference brought together representatives from several major sectors, including governments, NGOs, intergovernmental organizations, academic and business sectors, and indigenous and local communities, to discuss and debate insights and solutions for human-wildlife conflict management. Click Here for more information.

* The Wildlife Society’s British Columbia Chapter & Canadian Section Joint Conference,

The BIWFC will sponsored the Wildlife Society British Columbia Chapter & Canadian Section Joint Conference in Victoria, British Columbia from March 30 to April 1, 2023. With the theme of “Our Future Together,” conference concentrated on bringing together students and professionals from across the country to meet, interact, and share information, about research, current and changing issues, and emerging challenges. Click here for more information.