Immune Contraception in Wildlife Animals

  • Katarina Jewgenow


Fertility control by immune contraception is suggested to offer a long-term, effective and humane approach for reproduction control in captive animals as well as to reduce free-ranging wildlife populations. The chapter presents a summary of target species for reproduction control by immunization, the available vaccines for wildlife animals and prospective delivery methods. Based on published literature, health issues as well as behavioural changes and population level effects of contraception in wildlife animals are discussed.


Wild Boar Alien Species Zona Pellucida Wildlife Species Wildlife Population 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife ResearchBerlinGermany

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