A global review of the impacts of invasive cats on island endangered vertebrates

@article{Medina2011AGR,
  title={A global review of the impacts of invasive cats on island endangered vertebrates},
  author={F{\'e}lix Manuel Medina and Elsa Bonnaud and Eric Vidal and Bernie R. Tershy and Erika S. Zavaleta and C. Josh Donlan and Bradford S. Keitt and Matthieu Le Corre and S. V. Horwath and Manuel Nogales},
  journal={Global Change Biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={17}
}
Cats are generalist predators that have been widely introduced to the world's ~179 000 islands. Once introduced to islands, cats prey on a variety of native species many of which lack evolved defenses against mammalian predators and can suffer severe population declines and even extinction. As islands house a disproportionate share of terrestrial biodiversity, the impacts of invasive cats on islands may have significant biodiversity impacts. Much of this threatened biodiversity can be protected… 

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