WHY CONTROLLING DEER IS SUCH A BEAR The Wall Street Journal reports that the topic of deer management is particularly contentious in Fire Island, NY, where there is a history of fertility control use and, recently, a professional sharpshooting program. The WSJ explains the complicating factor of humans.
PROGRAM MANAGING WILD HORSE POPULATION
An article in The Fountain Hills Times reports that the all-volunteer fertility control program for the Salt River wild horses has reduced the number of foals born from more than 100 in 2019 to just 16 in 2020. The program is a cooperation between the federal government (USFS), the Arizona state government (AZDA) and the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group (SRWHMG).
WILD HORSE PODCAST SERIES Wildish is a six-part podcast series that discusses the wild horse management dilemma in the Western United States. Interviewees include both activists and government officials.
RESEARCHERS CLOSE IN ON KANGAROO FERTILITY CONTROL OPTION According to The RiotACT the Australian Capital Territory Government has expanded their kangaroo fertility control research program to include a cost analysis.
OAK BAY DEER PROJECT WORKING DESPITE NEW FAWNS APPEARINGAs the public begins to see more tagged does with fawns, wildlife biologist Alina Fisher explains that the pilot project tagged 20 does as a control group; “the goal of the project is to find the sweet spot in terms of how many does need to be vaccinated given the effectiveness of the vaccine. ”