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Threat Abatement Plan for Predation by Feral Cats

Biodiversity Group Environment Australia, 1999
0 642 2546339

Note: This publication has been superseded by Threat abatement plan for predation by feral cats, 2008

Contents

FOREWORD

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

INTRODUCTION
CATEGORIES OF CATS

     Domestic Cats
     Stray Cats
     Feral Cats

MEASURES TO ADDRESS THE KEY THREATENING PROCESS
COMMERCIAL HARVESTING
SHOOTING
TRAPPING
ABORIGINAL EXPERTISE
FINANCIAL INCENTIVES
BAITING
     Toxins
     Lures
FUMIGANTS
BIOLOGICAL CONTROL
FERTILITY CONTROL
BARRIERS
HABITAT MANAGEMENT

FACTORS INFLUENCING FERAL CAT CONTROL
UNDERSTANDING THE EXTENT AND NATURE OF THE THREAT
INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER INTRODUCED SPECIES
     Rabbits
     Dingoes
     Foxes
     Rodents
AMENSAL IMPACTS
CULTURAL VALUES
ANIMAL WELFARE CONCERNS

DEVELOPING A NATIONAL APPROACH TO FERAL CAT CONTROL
PLANNING NATIONALLY COORDINATED ACTION
IDENTIFYING PRIORITY AREAS FOR ACTION
NATIONAL STRATEGIES

THREAT ABATEMENT OBJECTIVES AND ACTIONS
CAT MANAGEMENT
     Cat-Free Islands
     Local Control Plans
     Regional Control Plans
INNOVATIVE AND HUMANE CONTROL METHODS
     Humane Poisoning
     Fertility Control
     Delivery Systems
     Fencing
INFORMATION
     Documenting Cat Impacts
     Understanding Interactions with other Feral Pests
     Refining Priority Setting Mechanisms
EDUCATION
     Education and Extension
ADMINISTRATION
     National Coordination

EVALUATION AND REVIEW

REFERENCES

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

TABLES

  1. Species listed on Schedule 1 of the Endangered Species Protection Act 1992 for which cats are a known or perceived threat.
  2. Commonwealth expenditure under the Feral Pests Program and National Feral Animal Control Program (1992/93 - 1998/99) on feral cat management for nature conservation