The BIWFC sponsored a symposium titled “Fertility Control to Mitigate Human-Wildlife Conflicts  during The Wildlife Society (TWS) Virtual Conference from September 27 – October 1, 2020.

This symposium featured a series of research and case studies on the use of fertility control methods to manage overabundant wildlife/free-roaming populations in a wide spectrum of contexts and species. The symposium also highlighted advantages and limitations of using fertility control to manage animal populations, and provided information on current research towards new tools for fertility control.

The symposium speakers included (click each title to see each abstract):

Deer population demographic impacts of intensive surgical sterilization treatments 
Anthony J. DeNicola of White Buffalo, Inc.

Use of fertility control to manage urban prairie dog populations 
Dan Salkeld, Colorado State University

The current status and future of fertility control technologies to manage peri-urban kangaroo populations in eastern Australia
Lyn A. Hinds, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization

BLM Wild Horse and Burro Fertility Management; Application and Research 
Paul Griffin, Bureau of Land Management

Current and Future Research Towards New Methods of Fertility Control for Wildlife
Douglas Eckery, USDA Animal Plant Health Inspection Service