As 2022 draws to a close, we want to take a moment to reflect on an incredibly productive year and to thank all of you who collaborated with the Botstiber Institute for Wildlife Fertility Control (BIWFC) in pursuing its mission to advance the use of effective, sustainable fertility control methods to mitigate human-wildlife conflicts and promote coexistence worldwide.
Our flagship event was the 9th International Conference on Wildlife Fertility Control, held in Colorado Springs, which was attended by an international audience of wildlife professionals and managers, university faculty and students, tech company founders, research scholars and leaders, biologists, veterinarians, non-profit staff and board members, and government officials.
Additionally, BIWFC organized symposia, presented papers, attended, exhibited and/or sponsored at the following gatherings:
BIWFC staff also were invited to speak as subject matter experts at meetings held in Europe, Africa and Asia to address specific human-wildlife conflicts including:
We wrapped up an incredibly busy year with two recent webinars:
We eagerly look forward to continuing our work in the coming year. We are especially excited about the anticipated publication of a special issue of “Wildlife Research” we are editing with other colleagues which will be devoted exclusively to wildlife fertility control. We also authored a paper that has been accepted for publication in Human Wildlife Interactions (HWI) titled: “Stakeholder acceptance of wild equid fertility control mirrors global shifts in attitudes to wildlife management.”
If you have not yet engaged with BIWFC, we invite you to do so by reaching out to us. You can learn more about our previous and upcoming work by visiting our website.
We wish you a joyous holiday season and a wonderful 2023!
To learn more, visit the BIWFC website.