This Threat abatement plan for predation by feral cats establishes a national framework to guide and coordinate Australia’s response to the impacts of feral cats (Felis catus) on biodiversity. It identifies the research, management and other actions needed to ensure the long-term survival of native species and ecological communities affected by predation by feral cats. It replaces the previous threat abatement plan for predation by feral cats published in 2008 (DEWHA, 2008a). A review of the previous threat abatement plan found some significant advances in feral cat research and control since 2008 (Department of the Environment, 2015a).
This plan should be read in conjunction with the publication Background document for the Threat abatement plan for predation by feral cats (Department of the Environment, 2015b). The background document provides information on feral cat characteristics, biology and distribution; impacts on environmental, social and cultural values; and current management practices and measures. The document also provides additional detail on some of the concepts and research included in the plan.
Commonwealth of Australia (2015). Threat abatement plan for predation by feral cats. Department of the Environment, Australian Government. https://www.awe.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/tap-predation-feral-cats-2015.pdf