Feral cats targeted
AT the Threatened Species summit in Melbourne recently, feral cats were targeted by Environment Minister Greg Hunt and Threatened Species commissioner Gregory Andrews.
Targets in the released threatened species strategy include culling two million feral cats by 2020, creating new safe havens for threatened species, restoring habitat and emergency intervention for our most critically endangered species.
Cats are highly adaptable and highly variable, meaning a continued search is required to reveal their Achilles heel by investing in a wide range of control methods.
Excluding cats, using fencing is an increasingly important tool used to protect threatened species, with new exclusion fencing projects receiving significant funding under the latest strategy.