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Enumerating a continental-scale threat: How many feral cats are in Australia?

Legge, Sarah; Murphy, Brett P.; McGregor, H; Woinarski, John C.Z.; Augusteyn, John; Ballard, G; Baseler, M; Buckmaster, T; Dickman, CR; Doherty, Tim S.; Edwards, G


Feral cats (Felis catus) have devastated wildlife globally. In Australia, feral cats are implicated in most recent mammal extinctions and continue to threaten native species. Cat control is a high-profile priority for Australian policy, research and management. To develop the evidence-base to support this priority, we first review information on cat presence/absence on Australian islands and mainland cat-proof exclosures, finding that cats occur across >99.8% of Australia's land area. Next, we...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Biological Conservation
DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2016.11.032


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