National registration of a feral cat bait

Summary

This project will significantly progress the national registration of a bait to allow use of the broad-scale tool for the management of feral cats across Australia.

It is difficult for land managers to manage the impacts of feral cats because there are no nationally registered, broad-scale tools. Shooting and trapping are time-intensive, and only effective at small scales. Exclusion fencing is expensive, and cost-prohibitive for most land managers.

This bait is currently registered for use in Western Australia and it has been used in other states under permits from the APVMA and state agencies. These permits are time consuming to complete, and so outside of WA, the bait is only used to control cats in well-funded private or public conservation reserves. As such, this project seeks to significantly progress the APVMA registration of the bait for use across Australia, providing a broad-scale tool to control feral cats.

Status

In progress

Objectives

This project will collate available data, and collect new priority data, on bait efficacy and non-target risks to significantly progress the national registration of the bait with APVMA.

Project Leader



Dr Brad Page (Incursions Domain)
Project Team
  • Brad Page
  • Myall Tarran
  • Corrin Everitt
Project Partners
  • Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA)
  • South Australian Department of Environment and Water
  • Western Australian Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

The project receives funding from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment

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