BIWFC Participates in 2019 International Urban Wildlife Conference

The Botstiber Insitute for Wildlife Fertility Control (BIWFC) participated in the 2019 International Urban Wildlife Conference (IUW) held in Portland, Oregon.  BIWFC hosted an exhibit table and sponsored a symposium on “Fertility Control to Mitigate Human-Wildlife Conflicts” at the conference which took place on the campus of Portland State University.

Our symposium sessions included:

Urban Deer Population Management with PZP: State of the Art
Allen Rutberg, Director of the Center for Animals and Public Policy at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

A Role for Fertility Control in the Management of Suburban Kangaroo Populations in Australia
Catherine Herbert, Associate Professor at the University of Sydney,

Macaque Contraceptive Programme in Hong Kong
Chung-tong Shek, with the Hong Kong Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department

A New Competitor in the Urban Rat Race
Brandy Pyzyna, Vice President of Scientific Operations and Technical Services of SenesTech, Inc.,

Management of Urban Black-tailed Prairie Dog Populations Using Non-lethal Reproductive Control
Jackson Runte, Resident Assistant at Colorado State University.

Hosted by the Urban Wildlife Working Group of The Wildlife Society, this conference, which included several hundred attendees from around the world, focused on the theme of collaboration and conservation, emphasizing how research, community connections, and conservation efforts can benefit both wildlife and the people who coexist with them.