Opinion: Ferals, strays, pets: how to control the cats that are eating our wildlife September 15, 2014 Feral domestic cats are a global threat to biodiversity and were recently named as the biggest threat to endangered Australian mammals. In Australia, they prey on hundreds of species of birds, mammals and reptiles and have contributed to the extinction of more than 20 mammal species. Some stray and pet cats are natural born killers also and are a potential threat to endangered species that live in urban areas, like the western ringtail possum in Busselton, WA and the southern brown bandicoot in south eastern Melbourne. Associate Professor Mike Calver from Murdoch University and Tim Doherty, PhD candidate at Edith Cowan University, say it is important to distinguish between the different categories of cats in order to work out how to manage their populations and their impacts. Their article for The Conversation can be viewed here. Print This Post Media contact: Jo Manning Tel: (08) 9360 2474 | Mobile: 0408 201 309 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Categories: General, Research, Animal and plant studies, environment and bioinformatics, School of Veterinary and Life Sciences Research Tags: edith cowan university, endagered australian mammals, feral cats, mike calver, southern brown bandicoot, tim doherty, western ringtail possum Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!