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The Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation (DWBF) in partnership with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has established the Botstiber International Institute for Wildlife Fertility Control. This institute is designed to prevent cruelty to animals through the use and promotion of humane, non-lethal fertility control methods in wildlife population management. Together the DWBF and the HSUS plan for this new institute to become the preeminent scientific resource center on wildlife fertility control. To this end, the Institute will host international conferences, workshops, and symposiums in order for researchers to present and exchange findings. In addition, through the use of grants and fellowships, the Botstiber International Institute for Wildlife Fertility Control will support research projects that will help to advance the field of wildlife fertility control.
Through the Institute, the DWBF and the HSUS wish to raise awareness of the importance of wildlife fertility control. Therefore, the Institute will develop and launch a public education program to communicate with the general population. Furthermore, the Institute will create a digital repository of all the literature produced on wildlife fertility control, which will serve to increase the available knowledge of the field.
Thus the Botstiber International Institute for Wildlife Fertility Control will serve to fulfill the DWBF’s mission of preventing cruelty to animals by promoting the research, education, and use of non-lethal wildlife fertility control methods both in the United States and around the world.