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Avoiding Unintended Consequences

A reader recently asked us about the impact of our fertility-control technology on unintended targets, such as predators that eat rodents that consume our pellets. It’s a great question, and Loretta has the answer here…

Fighting the Good Fight in California

Our mission at WISDOM Good Works is not only to research, implement, and promote fertility-control technology as a non-lethal alternative for animal population control, but also to be an advocate for reducing the use of poison in our ecosystem. Which is why we are so proud that our organization is one of 73 conservation and animal welfare groups supporting AB1322.

Why We Do What We Do

Dr. Loretta Mayer recently returned to her alma mater, Northern Arizona University, to host a seminar for the Biological Sciences Department on our work in the Galapagos Islands. In addition to discussing emerging technologies with colleagues and students, that’s only half the story. The other half is spreading the word to the next generation of scientists about why we do what we do: to answer the dire need for alternatives to poison when addressing the problem of animal overpopulation. Learn more about Dr. Mayer’s presentation…

Building a Better Mouse Box

We absolutely love presenting our work to students. Whether it’s giving a college seminar on the need for humane wildlife population control or coming up with a hands-on project for middle schoolers, there is nothing like talking about science in the classroom. So when Sinagua Middle School wanted us to chat with woodshop students, we had a project for them to tackle: Build us a better mouse box…

Our Work in the Galapagos Islands

WISDOM Good Works has made a lot of progress in testing the viability of our fertility-control technology to give local farmers a safe alternative to poison in controlling the rat population that endangers vital crops and endemic species on the archipelago. In this video, Project Manager Martha Ellis details the work done during our team’s first visit…