6th International Conference on Fertility Control for Wildlife
3 - 5 September 2007
York, England, United Kingdom
Venue - The Lakeside Conference Centre, Central Science Laboratory, York
Welcome & Introduction
On behalf of the organising committee we warmly invite you to attend the 6th International Conference on Fertility Control for Wildlife (ICFCW 2007) in York, England, UK, 3th-5th September, 2007.
The 5th Conference was held in 2001 at Kruger National Park in South Africa. Since then there have been significant advances by research teams working around the world. Achieving effective, humane and environmentally sensitive management of overabundant wildlife is of increasing concern to conservation biologists, wildlife managers, policy makers and the general public. Using fertility control to reduce productivity has long-been recognised as a potentially attractive approach. At the same time fertility control is also an important and necessary feature of the husbandry of wildlife in zoos and the management of feral domestic animal populations.
The worldwide interest in wildlife fertility control is continuing to grow rapidly with expanding contexts for application. Therefore, the time is ripe for the 6th Conference to provide an up-to-date overview of the most recent advances.
Themes for the plenary sessions may include:
- Fertility control tools
- Delivery methods
- Wildlife management applications
- Fertility control for habitat and species conservation
- Fertility control in zoos
- Regulatory issues
- Welfare and ethical issues
The Conference will be held within the conference facilities of the Central Science Laboratory (CSL), York (http://www.csl.gov.uk). CSL, an Executive Agency of the UK Government Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, is located in Sand Hutton approximately 7 miles (11km) north-east of historic York which has excellent road and rail links to the rest of the UK.
York has a rich cultural heritage that dates back to Roman times. The city's historic centre contains many outstanding examples of medieval architecture and is dominated by York Minster, one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in Europe. During the Symposium there will be ample opportunity to explore the city and its surrounding countryside.
We have sought to keep the registration fee as low as possible to allow as many people as possible to attend the conference. However, we can only cater for a maximum of 150 participants and recommend early registration to avoid disappointment.
Accommodation in local hotels has been organised through the local tourist information office and daily travel between these hotels and the Conference venue will be provided. Don't forget to bookmark this website which will be updated regularly with various details concerning the conference and the scientific program.
We look forward to seeing you at ICFCW 2007!