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

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Control of feral cats on Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Algar, D., G.J. Angus, R.I. Brazell, C. Gilbert & D.J. Tonkin. 2003. Feral cats in paradise: Focus on Cocos. Atoll Research Bulletin, 505: 1-12.

The Department of Conservation and Land Management was approached by the Shire council of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands to provide a long-term solution to the feral cat problem on the islands. Researchers in the Department have developed a number of techniques and strategies to control feral cats. The project on the islands provided the opportunity to assess these procedures on a closed population in a wet tropical climate. A control program resulted in the removal of approximately 90% of the ferallstray cats on the islands. It is anticipated that Shire officers that were trained in trapping techques during the control program will remove the remaining individuals

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