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Quantifying impacts

Increasing knowledge to mitigate cat impacts on biodiversity: Research program focal area 3 – Quantifying impacts

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Focal area 3 – Quantifying impacts

The relationship between feral cat density and impact is understood in a manner that allows for
management to most effectively and sustainably result in the recovery of native fauna across
varying landscapes

The extent of land (and the number of wildlife populations) benefitting from effective cat
management is significantly increased

The impact of cat-borne disease on human health and agriculture is understood and minimised

Quantify the interactions and outcomes of cat predation and the impact of other threatening
processes on native fauna conservation

Understand the context-specific circumstances that can allow cats and native fauna to co-exist,
including establishing threshold tolerances of different native species to feral cat predation
pressure to facilitate the maintenance or recovery of prey populations

Quantify relationships between feral cat densities and their prey

Determine the extent of, and how to best mitigate, the prevalence and impact of cat-borne
disease on biodiversity, with flow on benefits to agriculture and human health
8. Cat impacts density targets and biodiversity response thresholds

9. Understanding disease prevalence and impacts

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