Response of feral cats to a track-based baiting programme using Eradicat baits

Doherty, Tim S. and Algar, Dave 2015, Response of feral cats to a track-based baiting programme using Eradicat baits, Ecological management & restoration, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 124-130.

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads

Title Response of feral cats to a track-based baiting programme using Eradicat baits
Author(s) Doherty, Tim S.ORCID iD for Doherty, Tim S. orcid.org/0000-0001-7745-0251
Algar, Dave
Journal name Ecological management & restoration
Volume number 16
Issue number 2
Start page 124
End page 130
Total pages 7
Publisher Wiley
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2015-05-01
ISSN 1442-7001
Keyword(s) 1080
bait
control
Felis catus
feral cat
sodium monofluoroacetate
Summary Summary The feral Cat (Felis catus) is a significant threat to Australian fauna, and reducing their impacts is considered an essential action for threatened species conservation. Poison baiting is increasingly being used for the broad scale control of feral cats. In this study, we measured the population response of feral cats to a track-based baiting programme using Eradicat baits in the semi-arid northern wheatbelt region of Western Australia. Over two years, 1500 baits were laid once annually and the response of feral cats was measured using remote cameras in a before–after, control–impact design. There was a significant reduction in feral cat activity in the second year, but not the first. During bait uptake trials, corvids removed the most number of baits, followed by cats and varanids. The lack of a response to baiting in the first year may be due to existing low cat numbers in the baited area and/or the timing of the baiting. We provide a list of key recommendations to help inform future cat baiting programmes and research.
Language eng
Field of Research 050103 Invasive Species Ecology
060801 Animal Behaviour
Socio Economic Objective 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, Ecological Society of Australia and Wiley Publishing Asia
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30082530

Connect to link resolver
 
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 9 times in TR Web of Science
Scopus Citation Count Cited 10 times in Scopus
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Access Statistics: 374 Abstract Views, 6 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Sun, 03 Apr 2016, 19:34:59 EST

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.