Bruny Island Environment Network

Category: Cat management

  • Cat management update August 2021

    Exciting progress is continuing with reducing the impacts of cats in Bruny Island. This latest update includes these highlights: 40 cats (23 feral and 17 stray) removed from the project area. Feral cat control activities underway in the seabird colonies of north Bruny Island. Camera monitoring to estimate cat densities across north Bruny. Bruny Cat […]

  • Cat management update July 2021

    Implementation of the Bruny Island Cat By-law continues, with most known cat owners helping to prevent: predation of native animals spread of disease to domestic stock and recruitment into the stray and feral cat populations Read the full report here:

  • Bruny Cat Management Update – Dec 2020

    A Community Forum on Dec 5th at Dennes Point provided information on the research and cat management activities planned for the next two years and discussed how the community can get involved. The work will focus on North Bruny as it is an important area in Tasmania for the threatened Eastern quoll and because of […]

  • Inside with cats

    Inside with Cats is a partnership between Kingborough Council, Ten Lives Cat Centre, Tasmanian Conservation Trust and the Bruny Island Environment Network. This series of 5 videos  introduces six Kingborough cats (along with their humans), who are embracing life on the inside. Inside with Cats is not just about containing cats inside a house, it […]

  • Community trapping of stray cats

    Assistance is being offered to Bruny Islanders to trap stray cats on private land.  By arrangement, traps can be borrowed and cats taken to the Cat Facility at Alonnah for assessment and care. We will particularly welcome help in our priority areas which include North Bruny and the Simpsons Bay, Alonnah and Adventure Bay areas. […]

  • Latest update on Cat Management for Bruny

  • Feral cat trapping season starting again

    Federal funds will soon be released to continue the fantastic work on controlling the impacts of feral cats on Bruny. Whilst the release of funding has been slow, that has not stopped Tonia Cochran and her team at Inala from continuing to trap feral cats, with four being caught in autumn 2020. Late autumn through […]

  • Cat management project update July 2019

    Great progress continues with the cat management project, with cat numbers declining, new management approaches being trialed, Bruny Farming taking a major role, and support from the University of Tasmania and the Commonwealth Government continuing. The report attached details cat occupancy and feeding habitats: success in removing both feral and stray cats (122 cats all […]

  • Cat Projects update Feb 2019

    Kaylene Allan – Cat Management Officer, Kingborough Council, reports here on the many and various activities that have been undertaken on Bruny Island since June 2018. Bruny Islanders are invited to submit their views on the By Law and cat management in these two surveys. Bruny Island Cat Management Bruny Island Cat By Law

  • Bruny Island Cat Management Project May 2018 Update

    For the latest information about the various activities happening on Bruny Island in relation to feral and domestic cat management see the document here by Kaylene Allan, Cat Management Officer at Kingborough Council. Topics covered in this update are: Control of stray and feral cats Management of domestic cats – Bruny Island Cat By-law to be […]