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The Denver Wildlife Research Center (DWRC) has progressed as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) in its capability to support the APHIS Animal Damage Control (ADC) program and provide the agency and the public with expanded knowledge and new or alternative tools to reduce wildlife conflicts with agriculture and other human endeavors. As a result of this increased capability, the DWRC conducts research and provides data that conform to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Good Laboratory Practice Standards for pesticide registration and reregistration and to the guidelines of the Animal Welfare Act for animal studies. In fiscal year 1991, APHIS's methods development research budget was increased by Congress. This enabled the DWRC to once again conduct research on alternatives to currently registered vertebrate pesticides. Nonetheless, the major research focus continues to be on producing data to keep registrations for vertebrate pesticides up to date.
The following are summaries of some current or recently completed projects: