Press Release

October 15, 2018

The Botstiber Institute For Wildlife Fertility Control Presents Free Webinar

State of the Field: Wildlife Fertility Control to Mitigate Human-Wildlife Conflicts

Media, PA – As human populations increase and urbanization expands, conflicts between humans and wildlife are escalating. Traditional methods to resolve such conflicts focus primarily on lethal management including culling with firearms, trapping and toxicants.

In response to human health and safety, animal welfare and environmental concerns associated with lethal wildlife management practices, scientists from around the world have been developing and testing field applications of an array of contraception and sterilization methods for free-roaming wildlife populations.

The Botstiber Institute for Wildlife Fertility Control (BIWFC) will present a free webinar on Tuesday, October 23 at 1 PM (ETC) that will provide an overview of major advances that have been made in the field of wildlife fertility control over the last 10 years. The presenter, Stephanie Boyles Griffin, BIWFC Science and Policy Director, will explore the challenges that remain and ongoing efforts by researchers, wildlife managers, policy-makers and communities.

Boyles Griffin, also serves as the Senior Scientist for the Wildlife Protection Department at The Humane Society of the United States (The HSUS) in Washington, D.C. For more than 20 years, she has worked with federal and state agencies, non-governmental agencies, corporations, and communities to develop and implement humane, sustainable wildlife management programs and policies.

Since joining the Humane Society of the United States in 2007, Boyles Griffin has worked to promote and advance the use of fertility control to manage wildlife populations by conducting and supporting research into practical applications, engaging policymakers and educating the public.

The Botstiber Institute for Wildlife Fertility Control, located in Media, PA, aims to advance the use of effective, humane and sustainable fertility control methods to manage wildlife populations worldwide. The Institute also serves as the world’s premier clearinghouse and scientific resource center of wildlife fertility control. For more information visit

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