Category Archives: extinction and threat due non native species

Indigenous Australians help to battle non native and destructive species

This video in the article is produced by Territory NRM, showcases Desert Wildlife Services (Rachel Paltridge) and Newhaven Rangers (Christine, Alice, Benedict and George) integrating science and indigenous tracking skills to remove feral cats from the landscape, reducing pressure on threatened Great Desert Skink populations at the Australian Wildlife Conservancy’s, Newhaven Sanctuary.

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Feral cats continue to place pressure on native animals, especially in arid ecosystems.
​http://www.territorynrm.org.au/single-post/2017/03/13/VIDEO-Skilled-Indigenous-Rangers-%E2%80%93-Cat-tracking-and-managing-feral-cats

Cat Containment on Increase in Cranberra

Good news for birds and other wildlife in Cranberra’s suburbs.Let’s hope tge rest of Australia and other countries will follow 🙂

Cats captured from Canberra’s cat containment suburbs on the increase

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/cats-captured-from-canberras-cat-containment-suburbs-on-the-increase-20170216-guf4om

Radio Interview with Threatened Species Commissioner of Australia

Radio interview with the Threatened Species Commissioner of Australia,truly a eyeopener.Australia’s current situation should be a warning for every country who has feral cats.

Feralcats cover 99.8% of Australia and have been mauling our marsupials to death. Each feral cat devours at least 1,000 Australian animals per year.  Yesterday I had a yarn with Wendy Harmer from ABC Sydney about the ambitious #ThreatenedSpecies Strategy target I am implementing to cull 2 million #FeralCats by 2020 to save our remarkable Australian animals from #extinction. We are one year into this three year program.  211,000 #FeralCats were culled last year.  And many species trajectories are already turning for the better.  Wendy was appalled to learn of death threats I’ve had from people who love #FeralCats.  While I agree that it is totally not OK to threaten people with violence and death, these threats have personally strengthened my resolve to ramp up our efforts to control #FeralCats.  I’m more committed than ever to supporting Australians who are tackling #FeralCats.  It would be inhumane for us not to act.  Accepting that #FeralCats belong in Australia would be like removing citizenship and choosing #extinction for the bilby, numbat, mala wallaby and another 121 native Australian animals.  Tackling #FeralCats is humane, effective and justifiable.  Thanks Wendy Harmer and our ABC for getting the message out.  Here’s our yarn.  http://www.abc.net.au/radio/sydney/programs/mornings/cat-cull/8285782ABC News 24 ABC News Invasive Species Council PestSmart

Threatened Species commissioner Twitter:

https://mobile.twitter.com/tscommissioner?lang=en

Threatened Species Commissioner Facebook:
https://m.facebook.com/TSCommissioner/?locale2=en_GB
Threatened Species Commissioner Government website:
https://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/threatened/commissioner

Importance of Threatened Species Commissioner

​SavingSpecies isn’t easy.  It requires choices like using baiting compounds such as 1080 to eradicate feral predators.  But our animals deserve our support.  And our scientists can show us how to save them safely, effectively and justifiably.  
Today I visited Kapiti Island with DOC Threatened Species Ambassador Nicola Toki.  One of New Zealand’s island arks, Kapiti represents over a decade of hard work by Department of Conservation’s rangers.  The island is now feral predator free.  Baiting with biodegradable 1080 was essential for the eradications.  Now there are no more rats, FeralCats or stoats.  New Zealand’s wildlife is coming back.  The birds and lizards are safe from harm.  Safe from extinction.  The science shows the island has no toxic residues from the biodegradable baiting.  
A bird chorus that almost disappeared from New Zealand has come back.  
Share to show your support for rangers in New Zealand and Australia who are doing their best for our wildlife.  
New Zealand Plant Conservation Network (NZPCN) Forest & Bird Invasive Species Council PestSmart Maggie Barry MP Parks and Recreation Parks Australia Queensland National Parks NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife Wellington Zoo New Zealand Ecological Society New Zealand Birds Online BirdLife International BirdLife Australia
Threatened Species commissioner Twitter:
https://mobile.twitter.com/tscommissioner?lang=en
Threatened Species Commissioner Facebook:

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Threatened Species Commissioner Government website:

https://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/threatened/commissioner

Another Victim of Human Unconsciousness

​Wonderful and spot on written text by: 

Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke

https://swvawildlifecenter.org/

https://m.facebook.com/SWVAWILDLIFE/
“I adore my rescued indoor felines. But, please help me write an epitaph suitable for this Eastern Bluebird brought into the center today. He had been out foraging when he sustained serious injuries from a cat. Though he is but a single soul lost in the millions of native species killed by outdoor cats each year, I suspect his  life is a precious to him as ours is to each of us.  A recent study shows 70% of birds and 80% mammals die from cat attacks. Domestic  cats are bred to be our companions. In that sense, they are not ‘natural’ to the ecosystem; at least they weren’t, until we humans introduced them. Their use as rodent control is no longer needed. Many believe a domestic cat may only kill weak animals that were going to die. If that was true, then they just culled a meal from a natural predator causing further problems in the ecosystem. Wildlife such as Bobcats, Cougars and Mountain Lions  kill to sustain life unless provoked to defend their territory. Our wildlife and environment desperately need our help, as do our pets. Household cats allowed outside have more diseases, injuries, and a shorter life span than those kept inside. We cannot save every life but we can certainly start by first keeping household cats inside, away from harm and wildlife. Our daily actions are

mirrored back to us. Wildlife is necessary for our long term existence. Become a steward of wildlife.”
https://swvawildlifecenter.org/
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New Study reveals extensive damage cats cause on wildlife

​Nature lovers and observers know that the non native pet cat causes great damage to wildlife as they still kill even when well fed.

Let’s trust that this article will help to get another step closer to cat containment bans-once the stone aged minds of cat keepers can understand..

http://wildlifecenter.org/news_events/news/new-study-reveals-extensive-damage-wildlife-caused-domestic-cats

Keep Cats Indoors movement

It’s so simple and easy to help nature and the birds.Just keep your cat indoors, in a catio or walk it on a leash.Cats have been domesticated for a estimated 12 000  years to be human ccompanion’s and as far away from their natural ancestor as a chihuahua from a wolf.Plus they are one the invasive species list and were once only natural to what it seems, Greece..A cat is a non native pet and does not belong free roaming in any natural environment.

This young robin, survivor of a cat attack, survived thanks to the care given by Maureen Eiger, a licensed wild bird rehabber in ‪VA‬. This bird was lucky, but many are not. Support our Causes Campaign to spread the word that keeping cats indoors is critical to safeguarding all ‪birds‬, and it’s healthier for ‪‎cats ‬too.

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