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


March 21-25, 2022 

Nordic Congress of Wildife Research

The Nordic Congress of Wildlife Research, will take place in Uppsala Sweden on March 21 – 25, 2022. This conference aims to bring together professionals to discuss challenging issues in wildlife ecology and management. They encourage a broad perspective, welcoming those in wildlife sciences, social sciences, and human dimensions of wildlife, as well as international contributions.

May 1-4, 2022

PATHWAYS: Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conference 

The BIWFC will attend and sponsor a session at Pathways: Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conference in Bremerton, Washington May 1-4, 2022. Hosted by Colorado State University Department of Human dimensions of Wildlife, this conference series aims to address the myriad of issues that arise as people and wildlife struggle to coexist in a sustainable and healthy manner. Its mission is to increase professionalism and effectiveness in the Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management field.

May 23 – 25, 2022


The BIWFC will host the 9th International Conference on Wildlife Fertility Control on MAY 23-25, 2022 at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, CO.  This conference is a continuation of the international forum on the use of fertility control methods to address human-wildlife conflicts.  The conference brings wildlife professionals from a range of disciplines together to share the latest information on research, tools and applications, issues and challenges, and promote dialogue among a diverse audience.  For more information CLICK HERE.

June 28 – 29, 2022

Advancing Animal Welfare Science 

The Universities Federation for Animal Welfare’s annual conference, Advancing Animal Welfare Science, will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland June 28-29, 2022. This conference aims to cover emerging opportunities and threats that can be addressed through animal
welfare, development of new methodologies to assess animal welfare, and opportunities to develop capacity in animal welfare. There will be a virtual option for those who cannot attend.

September 1-3, 2022

International Conference on Human Wildlife Conflict

The BIWFC plans to attend 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. Giovanna Massei, Director of BIWFC Europe, will present on “The Other Side of Human-Wildlife Conflicts: A Global Perspective on Fertility Control to Manage Overabundant Wildlife.”

September 6-9, 2022

13th International Symposium on Wild Boar and Other Suids

The BIWFC plans to attend the 13th International Symposium on Wild Boar and Other Suids in Seva, Barcelona, where our BIWFC Europe Director, Giovanna Massei, is a keynote speaker. This conference will discuss wild boar biology and eco-ethology as well
as management practice, population control strategies and damage mitigation methods.

October 9-12, 2022

Pathways Europe: Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conference 

The BIWFC plans to attend the Pathways Europe: Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conference held in Wageningen, The Netherlands. With the theme of “Sharing Landscapes,” this conference aims to answer the question of how we can share landscapes in ways that are beneficial for both humans and wildlife in times of species extinction, climate change and social injustice?

Recent Events

Australasian Wildlife Management Society Conference 

The BIWFC sponsored  The Australasian Wildlife Management Society Conference held virtually December 7-9, 2021. The AWMS promoted the study and application of scientific wildlife management in the Australasian region, with members from Australia, New Zealand and around the world.

The Wildlife Society’s 28th Annual Conference 

The BIWFC sponsored and attended The Wildlife Society’s 28th Annual Conference held virtually November 1-5, 2021. The virtual format aims to easily bring together North America’s largest gathering of wildlife researchers and managers, and offer over 1000 educational, training and networking opportunities.

Animal Grantmakers 2021 Conference

The BIWFC sponsored the Animal Grantmakers 2021 Conference at the Institute for Human-Animal Connection at the University of Denver in Colorado on October 22 – 24, 2021. BIWFC also sponsored a session, “The Wild Horse & Burro Act of 1971: From Innovation to Crisis, and a Restorative Path Forward Utilizing Wildlife Fertility Control,” which included speakers: Mary Koncel, American Wild Horse Campaign, Dr. Douglas Eckery, National Wildlife Research Center & Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA); Michael Henio, Ramah Navajo Chapter; and Celeste Carlisle, Return To Freedom, Wild Horse Conservation & National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board. Stephanie Boyles Griffin, Botstiber Institute for Wildlife Fertility Control Science and Policy Director served as moderator. 

Past Events

* The Zoo & Wildlife Health Conference

* Webinar Series: Mitigating Wild Boar Conflict Around the World: The Potential For Using Fertility Control

* Virtual International Urban Wildlife Conference

* Webinar – Providing Ecological and Social Context for Elephant Immunocontraception: A Case Study in Kwazulu, Natal, South Africa

* Webinar -BIWFC Winter 2021 Grant Cycle Pre-Applicant Informational Webinar 

*Webinar – The Use of Fertility Control To Manage Urban Prairie Dog Populations

*Webinar – Deer Population Demographic Impacts of Intensive Surgical Sterilization Treatments

* Free Roaming Equids and Ecosystem Sustainability Summit

* BIWFC Sponsored Symposium at WS Virtual Conference 

* Taking Action for Animals (TAFA) Virtual Conference 

* Webinar – Wild Equid Management – The role of Fertility Control 

* Webinar: PZP-22: Multi-Year Reversible Contraception for Wild Horses and Deer

* Webinar: an Update on Native and Recombinant Zona Pellucida Immunocontraceptives in Donkeys in the Caribbean

* Pathways 2020 Conference, Kenya, South Africa

* Pathways 2019 Conference, September 2019

* SCC PZP Immunocontraception Conference, August 2019

* Webinar: Life in the Big Smoke: Peri-urban Kangaroo Management Using Fertility Control, June 2019

* International Urban Wildlife Conference, June 2019

* Pennsylvania Urban Deer Conflict Management Seminar, March 2019

* Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Fertility Control Workshop, November 2018

* Webinar: State of the Field –Wildlife Fertility Control to Mitigate Human -Wildlife Conflicts, October 2018

* BIWFC Video Crew Travels West to Film Wildlife, August 2018

* Urban Deer Fertility Control Workshop, May 2018

* 8th International Conference on Wildlife Fertility Control, July 2017