Cat Management - Information and Resources

​​​​​The following information and resources are provided in support of the work of the Tasmanian Cat Management Reference Group.

Threat abatement plan for predation by feral cats​

This threat abatement plan (TAP) establishes a national framework to guide and coordinate Australia's response to the impacts of feral cats 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.

www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/threatened/publications/tap/threat-abatement-plan-feral-cats​

Pestsmart​

Petsmart is a toolkit of information on best practice pest animals management in Australia. It has been developed by the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre.​ Information and videos on the impacts and management options for feral cats:


Other useful websites

Research papers on the impacts of feral cats

Disease

Sheep Connect Factsheet - Toxoplasmosis

Sheep Connect Factsheet – Sarcocystis

Fancourt, B. A. and R. B. Jackson (2014). "Regional seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in feral and stray cats (Felis catus) from Tasmania." Australian Journal of Zoology 62(4): 272-283:

http://www.publish.csiro.au/nid/90/paper/ZO14015.htm​​

Fancourt, B. A., et al. (2014). "Beyond the disease: Is Toxoplasma gondii infection causing population declines in the eastern quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus)?" International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife 3(2): 102-112: 

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213224414000145#


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