The BIWFC served as a sponsor for Pathways Africa 2020: Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conference and Training at the Brackenhurst Conference and Training Center in Limuru, Kenya from February 16-19, 2020. During the conference BIWFC also sponsored a symposium titled, “A Quarter Century of Using Elephant Immuno-Contraception to Control Population Growth.”
Since 1995 African elephant population management has been maintained using a native porcine zona pellucida (or p-Zed-P) vaccine for elephants on fenced parks and reserves in South Africa. BIWFC’s symposium covered the history of the vaccine’s use with African elephants, implementation, practical techniques, challenges faced, potential use of P-zed-P in Asian elephants, and more.
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