News tagged with feral cats

Field tests needed to help control feral cats

Local wildlife ecologists have analysed research into feral cat habitat use from around the world in a bid to better manage the pest, which is one of the major threats to biodiversity globally.

dateMar 20, 2015 in Ecology
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Time for a bold dingo experiment in NSW national park

Allowing dingoes to return to Sturt National Park in NSW, Australia and researching the results may be the key to managing the future of dingoes and many threatened native mammals, University of Sydney researchers ...

dateFeb 17, 2015 in Ecology
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Killer cats linked to local extinctions

Feral cats (Felis sylvestris catus) play a significant role in the extinction of small mammals in Australia's tropical savannah, and until the cats are controlled, researchers fear another wave of extinc ...

dateOct 27, 2014 in Ecology
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Split reserves increase bilby's survival chance

Australia's shy Easter bunny alternative, the endangered bilby, will have a far better chance of surviving deadly predation by feral cats and foxes if they are kept in several protected areas instead of a single large area, ...

dateOct 13, 2014 in Ecology
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Exclusion fencing vital to relocation success

The successful reintroduction of brushtail possums to the Wheatbelt has been attributed to a habitat free from foxes, feral cats and other possums, with plenty of tree hollows and rock crevices.

dateOct 03, 2014 in Ecology
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