The impact of free-ranging domestic cats on wildlife of the United States.

@article{Loss2013TheIO,
  title={The impact of free-ranging domestic cats on wildlife of the United States.},
  author={S. Loss and T. Will and P. Marra},
  journal={Nature communications},
  year={2013},
  volume={4},
  pages={
          1396
        }
}
  • S. Loss, T. Will, P. Marra
  • Published 2013
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Nature communications
  • Anthropogenic threats, such as collisions with man-made structures, vehicles, poisoning and predation by domestic pets, combine to kill billions of wildlife annually. [...] Key Method Here we conduct a systematic review and quantitatively estimate mortality caused by cats in the United States. We estimate that free-ranging domestic cats kill 1.4-3.7 billion birds and 6.9-20.7 billion mammals annually. Un-owned cats, as opposed to owned pets, cause the majority of this mortality. Our findings suggest that free…Expand Abstract
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