|Buffalo w/Calf along Hebgen Lake. photo by Eva Vincent|
As part of its program to develop tools for managing populations of overabundant wildlife species, NWRC [National Wildlife Research Center] scientists have developed a new GnRH immunocontraceptive vaccine (named GonaCon™) that shows great promise as a wildlife infertility agent. (Technical discussion on how GnRH immunocontraception works)
GonaCon was originally made to reduce white-tail deer populations, which the EPA has classified as a public health pest.
To read a PDF fact sheet on GonaCon click here.