We conduct research and advocate on behalf of wild animals in the hope of identifying effective interventions to improve their wellbeing. Our goal is to reduce the suffering experienced by nonhuman animals in nature.

Research

Intervention Report: Wildlife Contraception

Although wildlife contraception is under-researched and many specific details are highly uncertain, wildlife contraception has the potential to robustly improve animal welfare in a cost-effective way. Two forms of wildlife contraception, immunocontraception and ContraPest, are discussed.

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Wildlife Contraception

Wildlife contraception prevents wild animals-- mostly mammals, although sometimes birds-- from having offspring. In addition to preventing human-wildlife conflict and ecological damage with less suffering than lethal control does, wildlife contraception may improve survival and increase longevity.

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Blog

Biannual Project Evaluation - T2, 2018

This evaluation looks at our progress during the second six months (“T2”) of 2018 and assesses the extent to which our activities have allowed us to make progress towards our strategic goals. As our team worked very few hours during this evaluation period, this document is considerably briefer than our previous evaluation.

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Biannual Project Evaluation - T1, 2018

This evaluation looks at our progress during the first six months (“T1”) of 2018 and assesses the extent to which our activities have allowed us to make progress towards our strategic goals. It also includes our most significant mistakes and issues as well as our priorities for the second six months (“T2”) of 2018.

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Clean Your Bird Feeders

Studies show that backyard bird feeding may lead to disease transmission. Over two years of a study, fed birds were more likely to experience transmissible diseases than unfed birds were.

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