EVENTS

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


UPCOMING EVENTS

* indicates events taking place outside the United States


* WEBINAR: UKSA GREY SQUIRREL FERTILITY CONTROL RESEARCH UPDATE 2024

MAY 8, 2024 , 11:00-13:00 (GMT) 

Join the UK Squirrel Accord and Animal & Plant Health Agency as they discuss progress on their research into a fertility control for grey squirrels during the UK’s National Plant Health Week. In the future this should offer an effective, non-lethal, alternative or complementary management method. Grey squirrels damage young broadleaf trees, costing England and Wales at least £37 million a year and reducing the health of woodland ecosystems. CLICK HERE to register.

* 1st Workshop on Wildlife Fertility Control in Europe

June 17 & 18, 2024, University of York, York, UK 

— REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN —

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.  Click here for more information.


Recent Events


Vertebrate Pest Conference (VPC 2024)

BIWFC Europe Director Giovanna Massei and BIWFC Advisory Committee Chair Stephanie Boyles Griffin attended the Vertebrate Pest Conference (VPC) in Monterey, California in March 2024. Giovanna also presented a Plenary talk titled “Eight Reasons for Investing in Research on Wildlife Fertility Control.”  In addition the BIWFC also served as a conference sponsor. CLICK HERE for more.


WEBINAR: TOO MANY? EIGHT REASONS TO INVEST IN WILDLIFE FERTILITY CONTROL

BIWFC presented this webinar, featuring BIWFC Europe Director Giovanna Massei, on February 27, 2024. In this webinar Dr. Massei presented case studies where fertility control has been implemented as an alternative to or complementary to culling and discussed opportunities and challenges associated with the use of fertility control to manage wildlife and free-roaming livestock. She concluded with a list of reasons to invest in this area.  Click here to view the webinar.


WEBINAR: Wildlife Fertility Control for One Health: Case Studies to Manage Overabundant Animals”

The American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians (AAWV), the WDA Wildlife Veterinary Section (WVS) and The Wildlife Society Wildlife Disease Working Group (TWS WDWG) presented the Trilateral Wildlife Health Webinar Series, on February 16, 2024 This webinar featured BIWFC Director Giovanna Massei and  This webinar highlighted the One Health concept in the context of human-wildlife conflicts and presented case studies on fertility control applications and integrated population management.


* FEW: Scientific Exchange on Fertility Control, Environment and Wildlife

This one day expert exchange organized by the Botstiber Institute for Wildlife Fertility Control (BIWFC) and the Luxembourg Ministry of the Environment, Climate and Biodiversity too place on January 17, 2024 in Luxembourg City.   This meeting raised awareness about the use of fertility control to mitigate environmental impacts of birds and mammals in Luxembourg and in neighboring countries, and analyzed challenges and opportunities offered by this approach to managing wildlife.  The first part of the day was dedicated to talks by experts in wildlife fertility control and wildlife management. The afternoon focused on discussions among attendees and experts about the use of fertility control to reduce the impacts of overabundant animals. Click here for more.