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 believe.

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 extinctions in northern ...

dateOct 27, 2014 in Ecology
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