From 2021, the Australian Government has provided funding to the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions for a National Feral Cat and Fox Management Coordinator to communicate and drive the adoption of humane and effective feral cat and fox control on a national, regional and local scale, to reduce their impacts on threatened species, other native wildlife, agriculture and human health.
Program activities include, but may not be limited to:
- Coordinating and supporting cross-tenure national feral cat and fox management across all states and territories, by raising awareness and promoting and supporting best practice tools for effective and humane control of feral cats and foxes, to reduce their impact on agricultural production and the environment including seeking to improve inclusion and consideration of First Nations communities.
- Supporting establishment or on-going community-led best practice feral cat and fox management programs.
- Facilitating engagement between state governments, NRMs, land managers, farmers and NGOs, to work together to promote regional scale humane, effective and justifiable feral cat and fox control.
- Communicating best practice control methods, science, research and community engagement.
- Being an active member of the feral cat taskforce and supporting the delivery of the National Threatened Species Action Plan, Threat Abatement Plan for the Predation of Feral Cats and Threat abatement plan for predation by the European red fox.