WHY FERTILITY CONTROL?  
HISTORY  
THE IDEAL  
IMMUNO-
CONTRACEPTION
 
PZP VACCINE  
HOW MANY ANIMALS?  
ETHICAL ISSUES  
REGULATORY ISSUES  
APPLICATION  
THE FUTURE  
THE RESEARCH TEAM  
FUNDING  
OBTAINING PZP  
BIBLIOGRAPHY  
   
 

Wildlife Fertility Control: Fact & Fancy
The Science and Conservation Center
Billings, Montana

One of the major efforts of the Science and Conservation Center involves the humane control of wildlife populations by means of fertility control. The Science and Conservation Center is the world's only dedicated facility for the development of wildlife contraceptives and methods of application. This Center produces and carries out quality control for a wildlife contraceptive vaccine, distributes the vaccine and is the repository for all records and data required by the Food and Drug Administration. Additionally, the Center and its staff coordinate and in some cases carry out field-based application of contraception to wildlife populations.

The Center receives many inquiries from around the world regarding wildlife contraception, a subject that is as complicated and confusing as it is arcane. These inquiries center about many different species, diverse problems, and a variety of settings, and those inquiring have a wide breadth of understanding about the subject - from very little to quite a lot. To complicate matters, there is a great deal of controversy regarding this subject, some based in misunderstanding of facts and some based in social or economic objections to this approach to wildlife management. To facilitate the educational process, The Science and Conservation Center, published a brochure with the intent of providing a realistic picture of the state of the art of wildlife fertility control. This portion of the website presents the material from that brochure, called Wildlife Fertility Control: Fact & Fancy, restructured as a website. To be sure, the complexity of the subject greatly exceeds the possibility of a comprehensive discussion here, but these pages can acquaint the reader with the basics necessary to develop a realistic picture, and the bibliography can lead the interested reader to a wealth of more detailed information.