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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.