Les hommes ont oublié cette vérité. Mais tu ne dois pas l'oublier, dit le renard. Tu deviens responsable pour toujours de ce que tu as apprivoisé.
Le Petit Prince, chap. 21

Friday, 4 January 2013

One more review on cat's impacts on wildlife

Brickner, I. 2003. The impact of domestic cat (Felis catus) on wildlife welfare and conservation: a literature review with a situation summary from Israel. Tel Aviv University report.

Reviews dozens of articles on cat impact on wildlife. After discussin the role of domestic cats as predators, the author reviews predation impact and choice of preys around the world, as well as the indirect impact of predation by domestic cats. The document also discusses hybridization problems, diseases transmition, to wildlife and to humans. There's also a review of spatial and social organisation and demographic parameters of domestic cats. The last chapters discuss moral issues and management measures.

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