This was a collaborative project between scientists, Indigenous rangers and Traditional Owners from the Djelk and Warddeken Indigenous Protected Areas (IPAs) in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory which aimed to gain a better understanding of the role of feral cats in mammal declines across north Australia and trialled methods for their control. The project also sought to gain a better understanding of the distribution and ecology of cats, particularly in the stone country of Arnhem Land.
The project was led by Dr Graeme Gillespie, with researchers from Charles Darwin University and the Northern Territory Department of Land Resource Management working in collaboration with Rangers and Traditional land owners from the Warddeken and Djelk Indigenous Protected Areas. The Australian Wildlife Conservancy was in involved in use and trial of cat detecting dogs.
Dr Graeme Gillespie
Department of Land Resource Management
Northern Territory Government
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