Mitigating Wild Boar Conflict Around the World: The Potential for Using Fertility Control

The Bostiber Institute for Wildlife Fertility Control hosted the webinar series, “Mitigating Wild Boar Conflict Around the World: The Potential for Using Fertility Control,” for three consecutive Thursdays in June 2021.  This workshop series, which included 18 speakers, was intended to provide participants with a better understanding of: The various challenges associated with managing wild boar globally as well as perspectives from diverse stakeholder groups on the role that fertility control could play in mitigating conflicts; The human dimensions associated with wild boar management and the impact human values and attitudes have on innovations in wild boar population management methods… Continue reading

ABA Autumn Newsletter OUT NOW!

The Autumn 2019 edition of the ABA newsletter Brumby Bridges is now available. Inside this Issue….. President’s Chat Further to John Barilaro’s statements ABA Brumby Research Project New Membership Category Facebook Page Member News Films – The Mustang and Equus Gonacon update KNP annual visitor numbers Editor’s Tail To view or download click:  Brumby Bridges Autumn 2019 Continue reading

Spring Edition of ABA Newsletter OUT NOW!

In this bumper issue we celebrate ten years of ABA and have a look at what has happened in ABA, its member groups and the Brumby world. And we will be at the 3rd Australian Brumby Challenge at Equitana Melbourne.  If you are in town, we would love to see you! …..more – download or view the newseltter  Continue reading

Pioneer of PZP in Wild Horses Dies at 75

PZP has been used in fertility control programs in the United States since 1989.  Through the years, advances in PZP and other fertility control vaccines have improved delivery and efficacy making them a more viable alternative to lethal control methods. Jay Kirkpatrick was arguably the most influential person in the development of this humane method of controlling over abundant species. For the full article… Pioneer of PZP birth control in wild horses dies at 75 Continue reading

Management of the Dartmoor Ponies of Dartmoor National Park, UK

In June 2015, ABA President Jill Pickering visited the Dartmoor National Park in the UK to learn how this wild herd is managed with the use of fertility control. What she discovered is that the ponies are important to the biodiversity of the National Park. Visit to Dartmoor National Park, 2015, Jill Pickering Continue reading