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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

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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.  
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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