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

Monday, 11 February 2013

Rabbit control to control cats

Glen, A., J. Cruz & R. Pech. 2013. Can rabbit control reduce feral cat numbers at a regional scale? Kararehe Kino, Vertebrate pest research, 21: 20-21

One of the most important factors affecting the abundance of predators is the availability of their prey. In New Zealand, introduced rabbits support populations of introduced predators, including feral cats. The abundance of rabbits may therefore affect the level of predation by cats on native birds, lizards and invertebrates.


By adopting a multispecies approach, in which rabbit and cat populations are targeted simultaneously, that both species can be supressed over large areas for long periods. This should have considerable benefits for pasture and for native vegetation and fauna.

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