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

PATHWAYS 2023 – Managing Wildlife in an Era of Mutulism
May 31 – June 3, 2023 in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

The BIWFC will host a session titled Human Dimensions of Fertility Control to Mitigate Human-Wildlife Conflicts, at the 2023 Pathways conference in Fort Collins, CO. BIWFC will also serve 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 is cosponsored by the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA). Click Here for more information.

International Urban Wildlife Conference 
June 4 – 7, 2023 in Washington, DC, USA

Hosted by the Urban Wildlife Working Group of The Wildlife Society, the 2023 International Urban Wildlife Conference will be held in Washington, D.C. The theme this year is Communicating our science to the public, the media and policymakers while uplifting diverse voices. Click Here for more information.

* EAZA Zoo and Wildlife Health Conference
June 7 – 10, 2023 in Valencia, Spain

The BIWFC will host 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 will allow attendees to analyze criteria used to consider the use of fertility control to resolve human-wildlife conflict. Click Here for more information.

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

The BIWFC Europe Director Giovanna Massei has been invited to serve as a Main Speaker as well as chair a session on fertility control at the 13th European Vertebrate Pest Management Conference in Florence, Italy. 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.

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

The Wildlife Society will host it’s 30th annual conference in Louisville, Kentucky from November 6 to 9, 2023. For more information Click Here.

Recent Events

*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.

WEBINAR: Use of fertility control (nicarbazin) for the management of conflictive feral pigeon colonies, the Barcelona experience 

The BIWFC hosted the webinar, Use of fertility control (Nicarbazin) for the management of conflictive feral pigeon colonies, the Barcelona experience, on March 14, 2023, featuring Dr. Carlos González Crespo (PhD), a postdoctoral researcher in the Center for Animal Disease Modeling and Surveillance (CADMS), University of California, Davis.  Click here  to view the webinar..

WEBINAR: Contraceptive Hormones for Rodent Management

The BIWFC hosted the free webinar, Contraceptive Hormones for Rodent Management, on February 16, 2023. This webinar was presented by Steven Belmain, Professor of Ecology at the Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich, UK,  Click here to view the webinar.


The BIWFC hosted a webinar Developing an oral contraceptive to manage the UK’s invasive grey squirrel populations on December 6, 2022. In the UK, grey squirrels are classed as an invasive non-native species (invasive alien species in the EU) due to their negative impacts on native red squirrels, tree health and woodland ecosystems. This webinar will look at progress in year four of the five-year oral contraceptive research project and the wider grey squirrel fertility control program, and how UKSA can act as a blueprint for effectively managing established invasive species. To view the webinar – click here.

Too many? Managing Hong Kong feral cattle through fertility control.

BIWFC Europe Director Giovanna Massei presented an online seminar about immunocontraception in the Hong Kong feral cattle on 28th November. Click here for more.

Wild Boar Population Trends and Methods to Mitigate Human-Wild Boar Conflicts

BIWFC Europe Director Giovanna Massei discussed human-wild boar conflicts world-wide during the “Wild boar population trends and methods to mitigate human-wild boar conflicts” seminar sponsored by NParks on Saturday, November 19, 2022. Click here for more.

Past Events





* 4th Free Roaming Equid & Ecosystem Sustainability Summit 2022: Community Connections

* Nordic Congress of Wildlife Research, Uppsala, Sweden

* 13th International Symposium on Wild Boar and Other Suids

* The 7th International Conference on Rodent Biology and Management

* Advancing Animal Welfare Science

* 9th International Conference on Wildlife Fertility Control, 2022

* 2022 PATHWAYS: Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conference

* The 2022 Nordic Congress of Wildlife Research

* The 2021 Wildlife Society’s 28th Annual 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 TWS 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