Fortifying Against Ferals

Published 17 Apr 2019 

Fortifying Against Ferals

At Bon Bon Station Reserve we need to get a handle on the feral animal population, particular the predators, the feral cats and foxes.

Transcript

Clint Taylor: At Bon Bon Station Reserve we need to get a handle on the feral animal population, particular the predators, the feral cats and foxes.

Kate Taylor: The feral cats are just doing so much damage, and they have done so much damage, and they continue to do so much damage to our native species. Unfortunately they do need to be removed from the landscape.

Clint Taylor: As a result of our feral cat and fox management we've started seeing increases in small mammals across the property. And in particular we got an image of a spinifex hopping mouse on one of our monitoring cameras which was a first for the reserve so that was a really good sign. The fact that the Burrowing Bettong isn't in the landscape any more means if nothing else a loss of diversity. The loss of any animals out of the system, including the Burrowing Bettong means that it is another piece of the puzzle that is missing for a healthy ecosystem.

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