MEET OUR GRANTEES
The Botstiber Institute for Wildlife Fertility Control awarded grants for the following work on wildlife fertility control.
Teresa M. Telecky, PhD.,Vice President, Wildlife, Humane Society International
“Elephant Immunocontraception Program: Affecting Policy Change in Africa.” Click Here to learn more about Teresa’s project.
Russell Hill, Professor, Joint Head of Department of Anthropology; Project Lead Primate & Predator Project, Department of Anthropology, Durham University, United Kingdom
“Developing a primate-specific bait delivery system for crop-foraging primates in South Africa.” Click Here to learn more about Russell’s project.
Jason Bruemmer, PhD, Program Leader, Fertility Control, National Wildlife Research Center, USDA APHIS Wildlife Services
“Identification of a long-lasting adjuvant for immunocontraceptives in horses.” Click Here to learn more about Jason’s project.
The Utah Film Center – The BIWFC approved a grant to the Utah Film Center for a project titled “Project Coexistence.” This documentary short film will showcase the role of contraception in wild species around the world to foster human-wildlife coexistence and further educate the public about wildlife fertility control. The film will focus specifically on three wildlife populations: elephants in Africa, wild horses in the American West and white tail deer in American suburbia. Click Here to learn more about this project.
The Science and Conservation Center – The SCC hosted the first “PZP Immunocontraception Conference,“ from August 7 – 9, 2019 in Billings, Montana. The conference included representatives from government agencies, NGO’s, tribal communities, sanctuaries, universities and international delegates who work at controlling wildlife populations with PZP Immunocontraception. They discussed the successes, failures, and struggles encountered in their PZP fertility control projects. Click Here to learn more about the conference.
Hilari French, DVM, PhD, DACT, DABVP, Interim Head, Department of Clinical Sciences, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
“Porcine Zona Pellucida and Recombinant Zona Pellucida Vaccine as Immunocontraceptives for a Population Control Program in Caribbean Donkeys.” Click Here to learn more about Hilari and her work.
Dan Salkeld, Research Scientist II and Biology Teacher in Colorado State University’s College of Natural Sciences
“Management of Urban Black-tailed Prairie Dog Populations using Non-Lethal Reproductive Control.” Click Here to learn more about Dan and his work.
Laurie Briggs, Co-Director, Treasurer & Development Director of CliftonDeer.org
“The Clifton Deer Program: Cincinnati’s Non-lethal Deer Fertility Control Pilot Research Study.” Click Here to learn more about Laurie and her work.
Paul Hartig, University of Florida
“Recombinant Immunocontraceptive Vaccines to Control Rodent and Ultimately Other Wildlife Species.”