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Threat Abatement Plan for Predation by Feral Cats

Biodiversity Group Environment Australia, 1999
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Threat Abatement Plan for Predation by Feral Cats References

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Algar, D. and Sinagra, J.A. (1996) Methods of broadscale control of feral cats in Western Australia. Feral Pests Program Project No. 11. Unpublished report to the Australian Nature Conservation Agency, Canberra

Applied Biotechnologies. (1996) Development and testing of an improved bait for control of feral cats. Unpublished final report to the Department of Conservation, New Zealand.

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Benshemesh, J. (1998) National Recovery Plan for Malleefowl. Threatened Species Network South Australia.

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Blyth, J. (1996) Night Parrot (Pezoporus occidentalis) Interim Recovery Plan For Western Australia 1996 to 1998. Threatened Species and Communities Unit, Department of Conservation and Land Management. WA

Bomford, M. and O’Brien, P. (1995) Eradication or control for vertebrate pests? Wildlife Society Bulletin 23: 249-255.

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Braysher, M. (1993) Managing vertebrate pests: principles and strategies. Bureau of Resource Sciences, AGPS, Canberra.

Broome, L.S. (1996) Draft Recovery Plan for the Mountain Pygmy-possum (Burramys parvus) in New South Wales. New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service, Snowy Mountains Region.

Brothers N. P. (1984) Breeding, distribution and status of burrow-nesting petrels at Macquarie Island. Australian Wildlife Research 11, 113-31.

Brown P.R. (1989) Management plan for the conservation of the eastern barred bandicoot, perameles gunnii, in Victoria. Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research Tech. Rep. Ser. No. 63. Department of Conservation, Forests and Lands, Melbourne.

Burbidge, A.(ed) (1989) Australian and New Zealand islands: nature conservation values and management. Occasional Paper 2/89, Department of Conservation and Land Management, Perth.

Burbidge, A. (1996) Antina (Zyzomys pedunculatus) Interim Recovery Plan 1996 to 1998. Western Australian Threatened Species and Communities Section, Department of Conservation and Land Management.

Burbidge, A.A. and McKenzie, N.L. (1989) Patterns in the modern decline of Western Australia’s vertebrate fauna: causes and conservation implications. Biological Conservation 50 (1-4): 143-198.

Burbidge, A.H., Blyth, J., Danks, A., Gillen, K.and Newbey, B. (1996) Western Ground Parrot Interim Recovery Plan 1996 to 1999. Threatened Species and Communities Unit, Department of Conservation and Land Management, Western Australia.

Burnett, S. (1993) The Conservation Status of the Tiger Quoll, (Dasyurus maculatus gracilis) in North Queensland. James Cook University, Townsville.

Catling, P.C. (1988) Similarities and contrasts in the diets of foxes, Vulpes vulpes, and cats, Felis catus, relative to fluctuating prey populations and drought. Australian Wildlife Research 15: 307-317

Catling, P. and Burt, R. (1995) Studies of the ground-dwelling mammals of the Eucalypt forests in north-eastern NSW: the effect of environmental variability on distribution and abundance. Wildlife Research 22: 667-685

Catling, P. and Burt, R. (1997) Studies of the ground-dwelling mammals of the Eucalypt forests in north-eastern NSW: the species, their abundance and distribution. Wildlife Research 24: 1-19

Carter, D. B. (1994) Feral cats–a national approach: Towards a threat abatement plan. Australian Nature Conservation Agency, Canberra.

Clancy, T.F. (1994) Recovery Plan for the Bridled Nailtail Wallaby (Onychogalea fraenata) 1995-1997. Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage for Threatened Species and Communities Section, Biodiversity Group, Environment Australia, Canberra.

Claridge, A.W., McNee, A., Tanton, M.T. and Davey, S.M. (1991) Ecology of bandicoots in undisturbed forest adjacent to recently felled logging coupes: a case study from the Eden Woodchip Agreement Area. In: D. Lunney (ed), Conservation of Australias’ Forest Fauna. Royal Zoological Society of NSW, Mosman, Sydney.

Coman, B. J. and McCutchan, J. (1994) Predator exclusion fencing for wildlife management in Australia. Unpublished report to the Australian Nature Conservation Agency, Canberra.

Copley, P. (1991) Feral and domestic cats in South Australia. In: C. Potter (ed), The impact of cats on native wildlife. Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service, Canberra.

Copley, P.B. (1994) The Greater Stick-nest Rat (Leporillus conditor) Recovery Plan Draft. Biological Conservation Branch, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, SA for Threatened Species and Communities Section, Biodiversity Group, Environment Australia, Canberra.

Corbett, L. K. (1995) The dingo in Australia and Asia. University of New South Wales Press, Sydney.

Courtenay, J., Start, T. and Burbidge, A. (1998) Gilbert's Potoroo Recovery Plan 1998–2007. Western Australian Wildlife Research Centre, Department of Conservation and Land Management for Threatened Species and Communities Section, Biodiversity Group, Environment Australia.

Department of Conservation and Land Management. (1994) Project Eden. State Government of Western Australia, Perth.

Dickman, C. R. (1996) Overview of the impact of Feral Cats on Australian Native Fauna. Report to Australian Nature Conservation Agency.

Dowling, B., Seebeck, J.H., & Lowe, K.W. (1994) Cats and wildlife: results of a survey of wildlife admitted to shelters and animal welfare agencies in Victoria. Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research Tech. Rep. Ser. No 134.

Driessen, M.M. and Hocking, G.J. (1991) The Eastern Barred Bandicoot Recovery Plan for Tasmania: Research Phase. Department of Parks, Wildlife and Heritage, Tasmania

Friend, J.A. (1994) Recovery Plan for the Numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus). Department of Conservation and Land Management for Threatened Species and Communities Section, Biodiversity Group, Environment Australia, Canberra.

Friend, J.A. and Algar, D. (1995) Methods of broad-scale cat control and fox control at a numbat reintroduction site. Unpublished report to the Australian Nature Conservation Agency, Canberra

Gaffney, R.F. and Brown, P.B. (1992) The Swift Parrot Recovery Plan: Research Phase. Department of Parks, Wildlife and Heritage, Tasmania.

Gibson, D. F., Lundie-Jenkins, G., D., Langford, G., Cole, J. R., Clarke, D. E. and Johnson, K. E. (1994) Predation by feral cats, Felis catus on the rufous hare-wallaby Lagorchestes hirsutus in the Tanami desert. Australian Mammalogy 17:103-107.

Graham, G. (1996) Golden Bandicoot, Taxonomy, Distribution in the Kimberley, Final Report. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Kimberley Region for Threatened Species and Communities Section, Biodiversity Group, Environment Australia.

Hall, G.P. and Kinnear (1991) Recovery Plan for the Black-flanked Rock-Wallaby, Petrogale lateralis lateralis (Gould). Department of Conservation and Land Management for Threatened Species and Communities Section, Biodiversity Group, Environment Australia, Canberra.

Hammond, C. (1981) Long-term management of feral cat colonies. In: The ecology and control of feral cats: proceedings of a symposium held at Royal Holloway College, University of London. University Federation for Animal Welfare, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.

Hill, F.A.R. (1991) A Research Recovery Plan for the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby Petrogale penicillata penicillata (Gray 1825), in south-eastern Australia. Department of Conservation and Environment, Victoria for Threatened Species and Communities Section, Biodiversity Group, Environment Australia, Canberra.

Hollis, G.J. (1997) Recovery Plan for the Baw Baw Frog (Philoria frosti) 1997–2001. Department of Natural Resources and Environment for Threatened Species and Communities Section, Biodiversity Group, Environment Australia, Canberra.

Horsup, A. (1998) Recovery Plan for the Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat (Lasiorhinus krefftii). Queensland Department of Environment for Threatened Species and Communities Section, Biodiversity Group, Environment Australia, Canberra.

Johnson, K. (1991) Feral cats: the Northern Territory perspective. In: Potter (ed). The impact of cats on native wildlife. Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service, Canberra.

Jones, E. (1989) Felidae. In: Fauna of Australia, Volume 1B Mammalia. D.W. Walton and B.J. Richardson eds, Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, pp. 1006-1011.

Kinnear, J.E., Onus, M.L. and Bromilow, R.N. (1984) Foxes, Cats and Rock Wallabies. Swans 14: 3-8

Kinnear, J.E., Onus, M.L. and Bromilow, R.N. (1988) Fox control and rock wallaby population dynamics. Australian Wildlife Research 15, 435-450.

Landsberg, J., James, C.D., Morton, S.R., Hobbs, T.J. Stol, J., Drew, A. and Tongway, H. (1997) The effects of artificial sources of water on rangeland biodiversity. Final report to the Biodiversity Convention and Strategy Section of the Biodiversity Group, Environment Australia by CSIRO Division of Wildlife and Ecology.

Lane, B.A., Bezuijen, M.R., Greenwood, D., Carr, G.W. and Ward, R. (1998) Norfolk Island Green Parrot Recovery Plan (Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae cooki). Threatened Species and Communities Section, Biodiversity Group, Environment Australia, Canberra.

Lane, B.A., Bezuijen, M.R. and Wong, V. (1998) Little Tern Recovery Plan (Sterna albifrons). Threatened Species and Communities Section, Biodiversity Group, Environment Australia, Canberra.

Lim, L. (1992) Recovery Plan for the Kowari, Dasyuroides byrnei Spencer, 1896 (Marsupialia, Dasyuridae). South Australian and Queensland National Parks and Wildlife Service for Threatened Species and Communities Section, Biodiversity Group, Environment Australia, Canberra.

Littely, T. and Cutten, J. (1994) Draft Recovery Plan for the Mt Lofty Ranges Southern Emu-wren (Stipiturus malachurus intermedius). Conservation Council of South Australia Inc. for Threatened Species and Communities Section, Biodiversity Group, Environment Australia, Canberra.

Lundie-Jenkins, G. and Moore, G. (1996) Recovery Plan for the Mala (Lagorchestes hirsutus). Conservation Commission of the Northern Territory for Threatened Species and Communities Section, Biodiversity Group, Environment Australia, Canberra.

Mahon, P., Banks, P.B. and C.R. Dickman. (1998) Population indices for wild carnivores: a critical study in sand-dune habitat, southwestern Queensland. Wildlife Research, 1998 25. 11-22

Manly, B.F.J. (1992) The design and analysis of research studies. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Marks, C.A. and Gigliotti, F. (1996) Cyanide baiting manual: Practices and Guidelines for the destruction of red foxes (Vulpes vulpes). Report Series Number 1. Vertebrate Pest Research Unit, Victorian Institute of Animal Science, Department of Natural Resources and Environment.

Masters, P. and Baker, Lynn. (1996) Recovery Plan for Mulgara Species: Dasycercus cristicauda and Dasycercus hillieri. Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory for Threatened Species and Communities Section, Biodiversity Group, Environment Australia.

May, S.A. and Norton, T.W. (1996) Influence of fragmentation and disturbance on the potential impact of feral predators on native fauna in Australian forest ecosystems. Wildlife Research 23: 387 - 400.

Meek, P.D., Jenkins, D.J., Morris, B., Ardler, A.J. and Hawkesby, R.J. (1995) Use of two humane leg-hold traps for catching pest species. Wildlife Research 22: 733-739

Meek, P. (1997) Christmas Island Shrew Recovery Plan (Crocidura attenuata trichura). Parks Australia North for Threatened Species and Communities Section, Biodiversity Group, Environment Australia, Canberra.

Molsher, R (1996) Feral Pests Program Project 69, Compensation increases in predation and feral cat numbers following experimental removal of foxes. Unpublished report to the Australian Nature Conservation Agency, Canberra

Moodie, E. (1995) The potential for biological control of feral cats in Australia. Unpublished report to Australian Nature Conservation Agency, Canberra.

Morris, K., Speldewinde, P. and Orell, P. (1997) Djoongari (Shark Bay Mouse) Recovery Plan. Western Australian Wildlife Research Centre, Department of Conservation and Land Management for Threatened Species and Communities Section, Biodiversity Group, Environment Australia, Canberra.

Newsome, A. E., Parer, I. and Catling, P. C. (1989) Prolonged prey suppression by carnivores - predator-removal experiments. Oecologia 78:458-467.

Newsome, A. E. (1990) The control of vertebrate pests by vertebrate predators. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 5:187-191.

Newsome, A. E. (1991) Feral cats: an overview. In C. Potter (ed), The impact of cats on native wildlife. Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service, Canberra.

Newsome, A., Pech, R., Smyth, R., Banks, P., Dickman, C. (1996) Potential impacts on Australian native fauna of rabbit calicivirus disease. Report to the Australian Nature Conservation Agency, Canberra.

Nunan, D., Henry, S. and Tennant, P. (1998) Long-footed Potoroo (Potorous longipes) Recovery Plan. Flora, Fauna and Fisheries Group, Gippsland Region. Department of Natural Resources and Environment

Olsen, P. (1997) Recovery Plan for the Norfolk Island Boobook Owl (Ninox novaeseelandiae undulata). Behavioural Ecology Group, Division of Botany and Zoology, Australian National University.

Orange-bellied Parrot Recovery Team (1998) Orange-bellied Parrot Recovery Plan 1998–2002. Parks & Wildlife Service

Orell, P. and Morris, K. (1994) Chuditch Recovery Plan 1992–2001. Western Australian Wildlife Research Centre, Department of Conservation and Land Management for Threatened Species and Communities Section, Biodiversity Group, Environment Australia, Canberra.

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Paltridge,R.M., Gibson, D.F. and Edwards, G.P. (1997) Diet of the feral cat (Felis catus) in central Australia. Wildlife Research 24: 67-76.

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Pettigrew, J. D. (1993) A burst of feral cats in the Diamantinaa lesson for the management of pest species? In: G. Seipen and C. Owens (eds). Cat management workshop. Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage, Brisbane.

Pierson, C. (1994) C.A.T.S. Cats assistance to sterilise (Inc): Summary of the findings of C.A.T.S. six year study and recommendations for a cat management program. C.A.T.S. (Inc), Adelaide.

Pyke, G. H. and Osborne, W.S. (1996) The Green and Golden Bell Frog Litoria aurea: Biology and Conservation. Australian Zoologist

Queensland Department of Environment (1995) Draft: Conservation of the Mahogany Glider Petaurus gracilis. The State of Queensland. Department of Environment and Heritage.

Ramsay, B.J. (1994) Commercial use of wild animals. Bureau of Resource Sciences, Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.

Reark Research Pty Ltd. (1994) The metropolitan domestic cat. A survey of the characteristics and hunting behaviour of the domestic cat in Australia. Petcare Information and Advisory Service, Melbourne.

Rees, G., Johnson, P. and Nolan, B. (1997) Review of Recovery Plan for the Proserpine Rock-wallaby (Petrogale persephone). Queensland Department of Environment, Northern Region for Threatened Species and Communities Section, Biodiversity Group, Environment Australia, Canberra.

Rolls, E.C. (1984) They All Ran Wild: The animals and plants that plague Australia, Angus and Robertson, Sydney

Rose, B. (1995) Land management issues: Attitudes and perceptions amongst Aboriginal people of central Australia. Central Land Council, Alice Springs.

Saunders, G., Coman, B., Kinnear, J. and Braysher, M. (1995) Managing vertebrate pests: foxes. Bureau of Resource Sciences, Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.

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Short, J. and Turner, B. (1993) Reintroduction of the Burrowing Bettong (Bettongia lesueur) to Heirisson Prong, Shark Bay, Western Bay, Western Australia. CSIRO Division of Wildlife and Ecology for Threatened Species and Communities Section, Biodiversity Group, Environment Australia, Canberra.

Short, J., Turner, B., Danielle, A., Risbey, A. and Carnamah, R. (1997) Control of Feral Cats for Nature Conservation. II. Population Reduction by Poisoning. Wildlife Research, 24, pages 703-714.

Smith, A.P. and. Quin, D.G. (1996) Patterns and causes of extinction and decline in Australian conilurine rodents. Biological Conservation 77: 243 - 267.

Smith, A.P. (1997) Hastings River Mouse (Pseudomys oralis) Recovery Plan. NPWS, Hurstville, Sydney

Smith, W.J.S. and Robertson, P. (1997) Recovery Plan for the Striped Legless Lizard (Delma impar). NSW National Parks & Wildlife Services for Threatened Species and Communities Section, Biodiversity Group, Environment Australia, Canberra.

Smyth, A. (1995) Recovery Plan for the Black-breasted Button-Quail. Department of Zoology and Department of Geographical Sciences and Planning, The University of Queensland.

Southgate, R. (1997) Recovery Plan for the Greater Bilby (Macrotis lagotis). Parks & Wildlife of the Northern Territory for Threatened Species and Communities Section, Biodiversity Group, Environment Australia.

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Van Rensburg, P. J., Skinner, J. D. and Van Aarde, R. J. (1987) Effects of feline panleucopaenia on the population characteristics of feral cats on Marion Island. Journal of Applied Ecology 24: 36-73.

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Published June 1999 by Environment Australia under the Natural Heritage Trust.

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