Tag: cats

  • Cat management update

    Continued trapping of feral cats – by both project staff and private individuals – is continuing to be successful. Shooting – using a thermal scope to detect body heat at night – is also proving successful and will be very useful for ‘trap-shy’ feral cats. Increasing compliance with the Cat By-law and supply by the […]

  • 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 […]

  • Cat Management survey results

    Responses from many (22 of 28) cat owners on Bruny Island confirmed the current approach in supporting owners to desex, microchip and contain their beloved moggies. Interestingly, the bulk of owners were already doing at least some of these things, but 4 households said they would not contain their animals.   These results align closely […]

  • Field Officer: cat management on Bruny Island

    Interested in working at the cutting edge of wildlife management? Do we have the job for you! Working up to 38 hours a week, the position will responsible for the on-ground monitoring and control activities to support the “Progressing feral cat eradication on Bruny Island – a Threatened Species Strategy project”, employed through the Tasmanian […]

  • Cat control Annual Report

    Bruny Island was selected under the Australian Government Threatened Species Strategy – 2015/2016 as one of five Australian islands to progress feral cat eradication, in recognition of the potential threat that feral cats pose to the significant biodiversity values on Bruny Island. A huge thank you to all those partner organisations and individuals that are […]

  • Wildlife Monitoring Field Day and BBQ

    Neck Campground, Bruny Island, 6th May 2017, 11am-2pm Over the past 6 months Bruny Island landholders have been collecting valuable scientific data about native and feral species from all parts of Bruny Island. This is an opportunity to come along and hear about what this exciting citizen science project has discovered! The field day will involve: […]

  • Use of BIEN funds to support the Cat project

    BIEN has partly funded communications on Bruny Island for the Kingborough Council Cat Management ByLaw implementation. Kaylene Allen from the Kingborough Council has detailed the measures underway.