Leg-hold traps

CAT002: Trapping of feral cats using cage traps

Although cage trapping is considered an ineffective tool for large areas, it may be useful in urban/residential areas where domestic cats are present, or where populations have already been reduced […]

CAT003: Trapping of feral cats using padded-jaw traps

Live trapping followed by euthanasia is one of the main methods of feral cat control currently used. In urban/residential areas, cage traps are preferred over leg hold traps as fewer […]

What is possible to ensure that existing control methods are more humane?

A paradigm that seeks to encourage best practice use of vertebrate pest control techniques must also actively promote their continuous improvement. This acknowledges that the community has diverse expectations of […]

Protecting endemic plant species by removing feral goats (Capra hircus from Guadalupe Island, Mexico

Guadalupe Island, 26,000 ha, 1.300 m elevation, is an oceanic island located 250 km off the Pacific Coast of Mexico. The island’s flora, with 34 described endemic species, and fauna, […]

RAB008: Trapping of rabbits using padded-jaw traps

The introduced European Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) has a significant impact on agricultural production and the environment. Rabbit control methods include poisoning, warren fumigation, warren and harbourage destruction, biological control with […]