Development of Injectable and Oral Contraceptive Technologies and Their Assessment for Wildlife Population and Disease Management
Research on reproductive control of overabundant animal populations, particularly those inhabiting urban or suburban settings (e.g., deer, Canada geese, monk parakeets, various rodents), is a high priority within the Wildlife Services Program. Traditional methods of population control, such as regulated harvest by licensed hunters, often are impractical or illegal in these areas.
The National Wildlife Research Center has been active in the development and testing of wildlife contraceptive agents since 1992. Research has shown that, to be an effective and useful wildlife contraceptive, a compound should have the following characteristics:
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