A Review of Feral Cat Eradication on Islands

  title={A Review of Feral Cat Eradication on Islands},
  author={Manuel Nogales and Aurelio Mart{\'i}n and Bernie R. Tershy and C. Josh Donlan and Dick Veitch and N{\'e}stor Puerta and Bill Wood and J. L. Izquierdo Alonso},
  journal={Conservation Biology},
This rewiev would not have been possible without the collaboration of many researchers who shared all sorts of information with us, sometimes unpublished. [] Key Result We are especially indebted to D. Merton and B. Bell (New Zealand); A. Burbidge, P. Copley, and G. Copson (Australia); P. Oliveira (Madeira, Portugal); M. Bester, and M. Cohen (South Africa); F. Courchamp, M. Pascal, and J.-L. Chapuis (France); K. Campbell and F. Cruz (Galapagos, Ecuador); S. Roy (Mauritius); M. Rauzon, D. Goltz, E. Campbell…

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