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

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Eradication of cats from Dassen island

Cooper, J. & B.M. Dyer. 2013. The eradication of feral cats from Dassen Island: a first for Africa? Aliens 33: 35-37.

Feral domestic cat Felis silvestris catus where eradicated from South Africa's Dassen Island in March 2002, following three decades of intermittent control and eradication attemps. Once the last few cats are removed from nearby Robben island, all South African islands will be free of this alien predator. Freeing Dassen islands of cats appears to be the first such succeed for the African Continent as a region.

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