With the cats away the mice may play

@inproceedings{Aarde1996WithTC,
  title={With the cats away the mice may play},
  author={Rudi J. van Aarde and Sam M. Ferreira and Theo D. Wassenaar and Doreen G Erasmus},
  year={1996}
}
It took scientists nineteen years to elimi­ nate feral house cats from the sub-Antarc­ tic Marion Island. Why was it necessary to remove them? Research had shown that the cats were responsible for the devasta­ tion of the seabird community using the island as a breeding ground. I ,2 Consider­ ing the influence of the birds on mineral and energy cycling on the island,3 their reduction in numbers by cat predation would have had far-reaching conse­ quences for the ecology of the island… CONTINUE READING

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