Public preferences for threatened species in WA - Fox and cat control in Western Australia

Date: 06, Feb, 2018
Author(s):   Vandana Subroy
Publisher: TSR Hub

Foxes and feral cats pose a serious threat to over 100 native Australian mammals, birds and reptiles. Controlling fox and feral cat populations is therefore crucial to the survival of many native species. Usually, it's the government who undertakes this management, which means it's the general public who pays. But has anyone ever bothered to ask the general public what they think about fox and cat control? Actually. Vandana Subroy and colleagues at the University of Western Australia have just investigated this very question. Here Vandana discusses what they found.