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Giovanna Massei

Giovanna Massei is a senior scientist at the National Wildlife Management Centre in Sand Hutton. She received her BsC in Natural Sciences from the University of Florence and her PhD in wild boar ecology from the University of Aberdeen. Her research interests focus on wild boar management and on fertility control to reduce human-wildlife conflicts in the UK and overseas. She published two books and circa 150 scientific papers and popular articles on wildlife management and behavioural ecology. Giovanna holds a Senior Research Fellow at the University of York, where she works part-time as Europe Director of the Botstiber Institute for Wildlife Fertility Control.

Exploding animal populations – how can we co-exist?

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Image of the back of a man walking though a town with three wild boar

Using contraceptives to slow reproductive rates in exploding animal populations may offer an extra tool to manage human-wildlife conflicts. In this blog, we hear from senior ecologist, Giovanna Massei, as she outlines this global issue and humane, evidence-based and sustainable solutions.