Journal article

Understanding Australia's national feral cat control effort

GE Garrard, AM Kusmanoff, R Faulkner, CL Samarasekara, A Gordon, A Johnstone, IR Peterson, N Torabi, Y Wang, SA Bekessy

Wildlife Research | CSIRO Publishing | Published : 2020

Abstract

Context. Feral cats (Felis catus) pose a significant threat to Australia's native species and feral cat control is, therefore, an important component of threatened species management and policy. Australia's Threatened Species Strategy articulates defined targets for feral cat control. Yet, currently, little is known about who is engaged in feral cat control in Australia, what motivates them, and at what rate they are removing feral cats from the environment. Aims. We aim to document who is engaging in feral cat control in Australia, how many cats they remove and to estimate the number of feral cats killed in a single year. Furthermore, we seek to better understand attitudes towards feral cat..

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