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Record Feral Cat Activity with Feral Cat Scan

FeralCatScan is a new project by the Invasive Animals CRC and Australian Government Department of the Environment, and is supported by communities Australia-wide to improve knowledge about feral cats to help protect Australia's threatened wildlife.

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Feral cats impact heavily on Australia's unique native wildlife through predation, and also spread diseases that affect humans and livestock.

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Have you seen a feral cat recently?

Feral cats impact heavily on Australia's unique native wildlife through predation, and also spread diseases that affect humans and livestock.

'Feral cats' are defined as those that live and reproduce in the wild (e.g. forests, woodlands, grasslands, wetlands etc) and survive by hunting or scavenging - None of their needs are satisfied intentionally by humans.

This project focuses only on feral cats, and reducing their impacts on native wildlife. It does not in any way target domestic or stray cats. The project is being rolled by Philip Roetman and his team at the Discovery Circle who also created the cat tracker to record the secret life of domestic cats.

The website (and App) can be used by you to record sightings and impacts caused by feral cats in your local area. Information you record will help to identify practical and humane solutions to managing feral cats to reduce their impact on Australia's unique and precious native wildlife.

For more information, registration and app download visit this site: http://www.feralscan.org.au/feralcatscan/default.aspx