1st Workshop on Wildlife Fertility Control:
What Now?  What Next?  Where To?

June 17 – 18, 2024

Spring Lane Building
University of York
York, United Kingdom


PRELIMINARY AGENDA


DAY 1: Monday June 17


8:30-9:30 – Welcome coffee and registration

9:30-9:40 – Introductions and housekeeping


9:40-11:00 – SESSION 1

  • Human wildlife conflict, trends and role of fertility control.
    Giovanna Massei, Botstiber Institute for Wildlife Fertility Control, University of York, UK
  • Understanding human emotions to mitigate human-wildlife conflicts.
    Maarten JacobsWageningen University, The Netherlands
  • Which contraceptives are available?
    Stephanie Boyles Griffin, The Humane Society of the United States, USA
  • Fertility control for rodents.
    Jens Jacob, Julius Kühn-Institute (JKI) – Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, Rodent Research, Germany
    Steven Belmain, Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich, UK

11:00-11:30 – Coffee Break and Poster Session


11:30-12:50 – SESSION 2

  • Fertility control for birds in Europe.
    Marco Pellizzari, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, Italy
  • Human dimensions: fertility control and public attitudes.
    Andrea Monaco, Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research, Italy
  • Fertility control for wildlife: the role of zoos.
    Veronica Cowl, Reproductive Management Group, Chester Zoo, UK
  • Wildlife fertility control: criteria, challenges, and opportunities.
    Giovanna Massei, Botstiber Institute for Wildlife Fertility Control, University of York, UK
    Stephanie Boyles Griffin, The Humane Society of the United States, USA

12:50-14:15 – Lunch


14:20-15:40 – SESSION 3

  • A view from the industry: drug registration in Europe.
    (Speaker to be announced)
  • Fertility control and European law: the regulatory framework.
    Lea Badoz, Eurogroup for Animals, Belgium
  • Fertility control from individuals to populations.
    Kate Schoenecker, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Fertility control, diseases, welfare and One Health.
    Manel Lopez-Bejar, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
    Antonio Varcasia, University of Sassari, Italy

15:40-16:10 – Coffee Break and Posters


16:10-17:10 – SESSION 4

  • Collaboration, communications and fertility control to effectively manage a well-established, invasive non-native mammal.
    Kay Haw, UK Squirrel Accord, UK
  • Fertility control and rewilding
    (Speaker to be announced)
  • Delivery of oral contraceptives
    Sarah Beatham, Animal Plant Health Agency, UK

Attendee Reception and Guest Speaker


DAY 2: Tuesday, June 18


Where we want to be and how we get there.


Breakfast

8:30-9:30  – Welcome coffee


9:00-9:20
Fertility control in the media: how do we communicate the science?
(Speaker to be announced)


9:20-10:50
Break-out group discussion session 1*


10:50-11:20 – Coffee Break


11:20-13:00
Break-out group discussion session 2*


13:00-14:00 – Lunch


14:30-16:00
Group reports, general discussion with expert panel


16:00- 16:15
Summary and conclusions

* Guided by facilitators, groups will be encouraged to discuss species, contexts, public support, feasibility and cost of fertility control as well as science communication. Specific topics of group discussions to be announced.