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International Conference on Wildlife Fertility Control to highlight latest scientific solutions to wild animal population conflicts with humans

The Humane Society of the United States, Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation to sponsor conference in Washington July 18 – 21

Scientists and policy makers are working together to resolve conflicts between humans and wildlife, such as deer, wild horses and elephants, through the development and implementation of wildlife fertility programs. This July, experts from around the nation — and as far away as Australia, India and South Africa — will share their findings during the International Conference on Wildlife Fertility Control to be held in Washington.

The conference, which was first held in the 1980s, seeks to increase the use of practical wildlife fertility control tools and applications and to promote dialogue among a diverse audience. For the first time, this year’s conference will be hosted and sponsored by the Botstiber Institute for Wildlife Fertility Control, which aims to advance humane, non-lethal fertility control methods to manage wildlife populations. The Institute also serves as the world’s premier clearinghouse and scientific resource center of wildlife fertility control.

Highlights of the conference include:

  • Learn how world-renowned Asian elephant expert Raman Sukumar is managing wildlife-human conflicts in India.
  • Discover how urban cities in the U.S. are ethically managing deer, rat and grey squirrel populations.
  • Travel to Assateague Island National Seashore and observe a historic and culturally significant herd of wild horses managed by fertility control. 

What: International Conference on Wildlife Fertility Control

When: July 18 to 21, 2017 

Where: Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University
800 Florida Ave., NE, Washington, D.C. 20002

For more information and registration details, click here

To reserve a press pass, please RSVP to Thai Da Silva: tdasilva@humanesociety.org.

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