Over the past week or two there’s been a lot of media and opinion pieces about the impacts and management of feral cats in Australia. A couple of papers have been published too.
I thought I would compile all the various articles here because it’s hard to keep up with everything!
Background Briefing Feral cats rewrite the Australian story
Background Briefing The ethics of the dead cat shot
Andrew Cox for ABC Environment Feral cats: how we can solve this problem
Jim Radford for ABC Environment Feral cats will never be eradicated
John Woinarski for ABC Environment Cats are leading a new wave of extinction
Euan Ritchie for ABC Environment Top dogs: Australian predators can provide 24-7 feral cat control
Gregory Andrews for ABC Environment Calling for community support to beat feral cats
ABC Environment Greg Hunt a ‘hero’ for addressing feral cats: Walmsley
Me for The Conversation To eradicate feral cats, we need to know how many are out there
Chris Dickman and Tom Newsome in Applied Animal Behaviour Science Individual hunting behaviour and prey specialisation in the house cat Felis catus: Implications for conservation and management
Penny Fisher et al. in Applied Animal Behaviour Science How does cat behaviour influence the development and implementation of monitoring techniques and lethal control methods for feral cats?
Hugh McGregor et al. in PLoS One Landscape Management of Fire and Grazing Regimes Alters the Fine-Scale Habitat Utilisation by Feral Cats