A Review of Feral Cat Eradication on Islands

Feral cats are directly responsible for a large percentage of global extinctions, particularly on islands. We reviewed feral cat eradication programs with the intent of providing information for future island conservation actions. Most insular cat introductions date from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, whereas successful eradication programs have been carried out in the last 30 years, most in the last decade. Globally, feral cats have been removed from at least 48 islands: 16 in Baja California (Mexico), 10 in New Zealand, 5 in Australia, 4 in the Pacific Ocean, 4 in Seychelles, 3 in the sub-Antarctic, 3 in Macaronesia (Atlantic Ocean), 2 in Mauritius, and 1 in the Caribbean.

Author Nogales, M., Martin, A., Tershy, B. R., Donlan, C. J., Veitch, D., Puerta, N., Wood, B. and Alonso, J.
Date 10/10/2004
Year 2004
Secondary title Conservation Biology
Volume 18
Number 2
Pages 310
Notes Notes
ISBN/ISSN DOI: 10.1111%2Fj.1523-1739.2004.00442.x
Links https://dx.doi.org/10.1111%2Fj.1523-1739.2004.00442.x