OTHER AT-RISK SPECIES

Population challenges aren’t limited to America’s free-roaming horses. Other species around the world pose similar issues that could be addressed with WPM’s humane and effective Remote Wildlife Vaccine Delivery System. Already, we’ve been approached to explore how our technology applies to these species: 

Mountains and Deer
Deer in Urban Areas

It’s estimated there are as many as 500,000 deer in U.S. urban areas. The number is likely higher. There are few management options as hunting and trapping is difficult in densely populated urban areas.

Black Pig
Feral Swine

The U.S. has an estimated 7 million feral swine that cause nearly $2 billion in damage every year. The USDA spends $30 million on the feral swine issue annually. Australia’s feral swine population is 24 million.

Kangaroos
Kangaroos

Australia is home to 50 million kangaroos. Population growth and loss of habitat have led to kangaroos devastating farmlands. The Australian government looking for humane solutions to reduce their numbers.

Camels
Feral Camels

Camels were originally introduced to Australia in the 1840’s. Today, there are 1.2 million feral camels and their numbers are having a disastrous effect. The population is projected to double every five to ten years.

Wild Horses
Brumbies

There are some 500,000 feral horses—brumbies—in Australia. The growing population competes with native species for scarce water and forage. Recent heat waves have resulted in mass die-offs.

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Pandemics

Large disease outbreaks can jump from wild to domestic animals or from animals to humans. Swine flu and West Nile are two examples. With our ability to monitor wildlife health, WPM is uniquely positioned to identify potentially dangerous pandemics.

Fortunately, our WPM Remote Wildlife Vaccine Delivery System can be adapted to many other species. If you’d like more information, start a conversation with us here.